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.