maybe 20 inches to 2 ft. long around your coop, would you be worried about your chickens and have them locked up in the coop or would you be worried that there won't be enough pieces of the snake to go around? I saw one this morning, but he went into hiding before my SO got out there with the .22. I'm checking for eggs frequently (but very carefully ) because this is the time of day when most of my girls seem to lay. I just don't want to lock the chooks up this early if there's no reason to worry about him harming them. They are LF brahmas, 6 months old today.