My chicken ate a SNAKE!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by georgia2, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. georgia2

    georgia2 Out Of The Brooder

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    HELP! [​IMG]

    My grand daughter came screaming..javascript:insert_text('[​IMG]',%20'');. "LOOK> LOOK< Lucy is eating a baby snake! STOP HER ! WE had found several baby snakes the previous day. After going online we still couldn't determine the type of snake it was. javascript:insert_text('[​IMG]',%20''); Well........ today our lead hen ran all over the yard with it hanging out of her mouth. She ate the head first but took a little while getting the rest to go down. We herded them back in to their run and are now researching and watching to see what happens. THere was not a single thing on google or this forum that described what happened at our house today!! javascript:insert_text('[​IMG]',%20''); Could the snake bite her on the inside??? If it is a poisonous snake, will she get sick or die? Do we need to put her on a leash and watch her every move to make sure she doesn't eat any more??? [​IMG]

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  2. lone cedar farm

    lone cedar farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldnt worry they usually peck the head and semi kill it before swallowing, was probably just a ground snake or baby garter.
     
  3. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. silentrunning

    silentrunning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now you have to kill your chicken. On one of the other threads a snake ate a chicken and they killed the snake. Now if you kill your chicken everything will be......

    Never mind. I have a very warped sense of humor.

    Doug
     
  5. lone cedar farm

    lone cedar farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG]:lau:lau:lau
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks &amp; Impys - OH MY!

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    Congrats on your snake eater. One less snake to grow up and steal eggs.
     
  7. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    first thing came to mind.....

    revenge is sweet....
     
  8. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least your chicken won't barf up the snake at 3am in your bed.
     
  9. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hahahaha! [​IMG] This is great! Celebrate! Throw a party! [​IMG]
     
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Snakes, baby bunnies, mice, frogs, small wild birds that get into the runs, you name it they kill it and will eat it [​IMG]
     

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