Yesterday I killed a baby one. The chickens really enjoyed that. Today while I was out weed whacking I had to kill another one that was much bigger. It was coiled in attack mode. The chickens enjoyed that too after I cut it up (minus the head). Is there a way to actually deter copperheads from the yard WITHOUT deterring the non-venomous ones or am I just out of luck on that one? Copperheads are a danger to my chickens, my child, and my dog so there's no way I will allow them to live if I run across them. If you have a negative opinion on me killing them I don't want to hear it, I have to protect my family.