i orderd my chicks from mcmurray hatchery in iowa. im in texas i was so excited to get my JERSEY GIANTS home!! they were in perfect condition when i brought them home.. i waited two months for them! i went to go check on them four hours later when i got home from work.. and saw a HUGE snake in the pen with it eating them.. i screamed and,, saw that the snake killed and ate my chicks! out of the origional twenty five chicks i was sopose to have 16. in four hours... im down to seven... that snake ate and ate and ate and probably would have eatin all sixteen of them! well, any more suggestions for me? i have raised many of chicks in the brooder before... and its completely covered in chicken wire... nothing has ever happened before. the snake was over five foot tall and really really wide.. but somehow squeezed thru the chicken wire to eat my chicks.. oh, and to put the icing on the cake. he cracked 11 eggs and ate i dont know how many eggs, before he saw that the chicks were there... im sooo sad.. i was SO excited about getting these chicks.. and then seeing them dead i just cried and cried..... its my fault. sorry about the graphic pictures.. what can i do to get rid of other snakes?