Look what we found under the duck house today...

MysticalMom

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My daughter took it down the driveway and let it go. How do you guys keep snakes away?
 

MysticalMom

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Yeah, we have the pen and house wrapped in hardware cloth so nothing can actually get in the house or pen, but this girl was actually under the house. I know she was LOOKING for a way in. We don't mind the snakes and actually WANT the king snakes and black snakes in the fields ( cause they keep the copperheads away) But I don't want them around my ducks. And does anybody know if a big black snake like that will eat duck eggs? There's no mice ( that I've seen anyway) around the duck house or pen, and I was just wondering what could have attracted that big girl?
 

MysticalMom

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Quote:getting nice and big on eggs ..lol

Ok, so ya answered my question before I actually asked it. *high5*
So she did want the duck eggs. But there's no way they're getting in. Right? I can't see any opening and everything is surrounded by mesh.... but snakes can slither in a lot of weird places. Now I'm worried for my babies.
 

Dar

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she may not have been able to get in... she may have been there cause it was clean and dry for her... and maybe even warm if you had a heat lamp

how do you keep your babies?

Is there a way to make a separate pen for the babies within the coop so that if a snake does get into the coop they will then have to figure out another pen before they get your babies as a snack
 

pirtykitty

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Was that a king snake?????? Down here they eat other posoinus snakes... rats, mice etc.. They are good to have around just not fun to find LOL.. if we didn't have them we would have more rodents..
 

DMFarm

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We have alot of king snake around here and they do kill poisonous snakes his is one killing a cotton mouth I found in my pen

 

MysticalMom

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Quote:Oh haha. I don't mean babies literally.
I mean all my ducks are my babies. I don't have any ducklings right now. I do have 2 mommas setting... but they're in a different pen all together closer to my house.
 

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