Lost 5 brand new chicks to a snake last night.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cbourbeau32, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. cbourbeau32

    cbourbeau32 Chirping

    Sep 29, 2014
    I had a broody hen hatch 5 eggs Sunday night into Monday and a snake took all 5 chicks overnight last night. Needless to say I'm not a happy camper. I did a little research on here and found that a minnow trap baited with an egg should be a good way to catch the snake. I built one after work today and just finished setting it out. My question is this. How long before I can expect it to come back. Don't they only eat every so often? I know that if I have one snake I definitely have many more most likely. In fact I killed one last week that had killed (but couldn't eat) two of my six week old chicks. Any input would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Charlie

  2. ChristopherMic

    ChristopherMic The Poultry Guy

    Apr 2, 2016
    New York

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