Guineas, are they really that useful at keeping snakes away?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Cara, May 1, 2008.

  1. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    We had our third dog snakebitten last night and I am at my wits' end. She was snakeproofed (apparently not well) and due to be rattlesnake vaccinated on Friday. I just don't know what else to do, they are everywhere out here and several people, horses, and cows have been bitten too:(
  2. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Songster

    Dec 23, 2007
    Blountville , TN
    i have heard this before
    last time we killed a snake we through it where the guineas travel they flogged it a couple of times and then figured it was dead
    i would go with guineas or maybe lime(snakes hate lime)
  3. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Kodiak, Alaska
    My boss was raised in Wyoming and his mom raised Guineas. He said they were monstrous snake killers. They wouldn't let a snake get anywhere near the property. They are loud though - super-great watchdogs - just be prepared for the noise.
  4. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    I'm worried that they might cause a few horse wrecks around the house, as we have several young horses.
  5. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Gloucester, VA
    Peacocks are good for chasing away snakes.

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