the cat has brought me a a baby gardner snake on 3 different days.where there are babies there is a mama..So yesterday the mama was sun bathing on the wood pile,about 5 feet from the coop/run area.Hubby said leave it be,I worried about the babies n eggs???Also the other day on the opposite side of our property,a snake came up n hissed at my son.He got the gun and took care of it and Im glad he did because it was a baby copperhead.Like I said if there is the baby snake,there is a mama!! So is there anything we can do? My babies just turned 1 on April 1st,they are wyondottes..In all the years this is the most amount of snakes we have seen,do they smell the chicks/eggs?? Now I know what happened to all the moles/voles,here I thought the cat was having a feast..lol..What can I do? Is there anything you can use/spray? Do I leave them alone or get rid of them,they are my least favorite..Can they hurt the chicks?