My Banty Likes Snakes

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by pw_quiltworks, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    Twice today I came across a grass snake. Just tiny ones maybe 5 or so inches. Well, I pick one up thinking the red stars would probably like it. Not a chance. That little buttless banty snatched it up and ran around the coop like you would not believe. She would not let the big girls have it. As I started to mow the grass I found another one about the same size and again I brought it to the coop with higher hopes maybe one of the red stars would get it first. NO DICE that banty had it got behind the feed container and ate it like it was nothing. Killed it in one peck. She really is a good bug hunter. The other ones are just stupid i think. They did try to steal it but I would not let them. That little banty got it fair and square so I stood in front of the banty so she could eat in peace. I watched in amazement because I really did not think chickens ate snakes. We don't have much for poisonous snakes here. I have never seen any. Just the kind that bite. But mostly grass snakes. Oh it was much fun today watching here with those snakes. Last weekend my dh put a large beetle in the coop and the red stars did not go near it but banty did. Ate it up. She is a real scrapper. She is the smallest and will eat anything. I have to make sure i have two feeders. I am afraid she will get left out. What fun chickens are.
     
  2. welovechickens

    welovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens have found small snakes a couple of times and gobbled them up, too! My bantam is a stubborn little stinker too! Gotta love the little guys (girls! lol) [​IMG]
     
  3. Thortherooster

    Thortherooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chickens like frogs.....[​IMG]
     
  4. Bridget399

    Bridget399 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens gobble up garter snakes all the time! [​IMG]
     
  5. leearealake

    leearealake Out Of The Brooder

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    mine go after frogs and mice that try to nest under the houses or nest box , so fun to watch them tear up a mouse ,nice.[​IMG]
     
  6. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    Quote:Yikkes that's gross. I wish mine would hunt mice we are loaded with them. [​IMG] The cat brings them in through the cat door and right in the bedroom. [​IMG] Have had many a night with dh chasing mice around with me as the cheering squad. [​IMG] Even had a flying squirrel that we let go. It was neat to watch it glide to the ground from the upstairs window. Sometimes the dog will get into the action and find the dead mice the cat has killed and not eaten and throw them around until i catch him. [​IMG]

    Animals!!!! [​IMG]
     

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