In the Brooder
- Apr 22, 2011
Hi everyone..I have 6 1-week old chicks. I have them inside in a large box and they are very cute but I want to put them in the chicken coop since the weather is so nice still. I have put together a enclosure for them so no other chickens will bother them or can get to them. They will be surrounded by other hens and ducks but cannot get out to get in trouble. I'm worried about snakes...I haven't seen any but I wonder if the chicks are safe outside all though they are surrounded by other poultry. The pen I made has wire around it and has a sheet of plywood on top to keep the other hens out. I'm worried if I leave them out tonight, could a snake get to them and kill them ? I'm sure a snake could get in the coop because they crawl through the poultry wire and get to the eggs. Like I said, I haven't seen any activity but can snakes smell a week old chick and can a snake eat a week old chick ??? Help me make a decision please. Thanks..