Moth Balls

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jerryray, May 19, 2011.

  1. jerryray

    jerryray Out Of The Brooder

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    :cafHas anyone every tried to put moth balls around their chicken pen to keep away snakes? I have heard moth balls will keep snakes away. I wasn't planning to put them close enough where the chicken could get to them. Need some advice about this.
     
  2. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used moth balls before for snakes. But around the coop.......Don't think I would do that.
     
  3. Mr.Darth

    Mr.Darth New Egg

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    I heard that was a myth. Here in Tennessee where I live we have tried moth balls and guess what, it does not work. The Snakes we have to deal with here are Copperheads, King snakes, tree snakes, Blue Racers, water snakes, garter snakes and rat snakes dont recall seeing any other kinds.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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