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My chickens just ate a small snake.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by CinnamonQueen, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. The title says it all.
    I stepped outside to check on our free ranging chickens when I saw one being chased. In her beak, she held what looked like a writhing worm. I have no idea where she found it. The fight continued and the food was stolen. I began to suspect what it was and chased our Leghorn down. I picked her up, and she had a 3 or 4 inch limp snake in her beak. It was brown with a white belly and I didn't see any of the head. Either they ate it or put it down, because there is no trace of it. We do have snakes in our area and about a month ago several rattle snakes were seen in our neighborhood. I'm relieved that our chickens can snack on snakes, but they will probably be cooped up more often now so they don't meet a momma snake.
    Part of me is worried, but that fight was so hilarious to watch!:lol:
     
  2. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of chickens eating snakes, frogs, lizards, mice, and other chickens.... I even saw a movie once where they ate people....it was a very bad, horror, B-move called Poultrygeist. Very bad, on Netflix. My recommendation, don't watch it... Very, very, very, bad!!!!

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  3. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eww... no thanks! Seems like they have tough stomachs.
     
  4. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    "Poultrygeist" lmao - I totally just sprayed the monitor with egg nog - messy.
     
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  5. Squeaky McMurdo

    Squeaky McMurdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And I totally just found it on Netflix. lol
     
  6. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I warned you not to watch it...it's very bad...in more ways then one...LOL

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  7. Squeaky McMurdo

    Squeaky McMurdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Yep it was pretty bad. Really bad. The corniness made it funny though...[​IMG]
     
  8. Brucepierce

    Brucepierce Out Of The Brooder

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    My Coop

    Now I have to watch it!!!
     

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