Had a couple run ins last summer with a black snake getting into duck run. I hate them they creep me out. Their run is a couple chain link dog kennels put together, with chicken wire covering it. Of course that only keeps the fat ones out. Was thinking of covering it with hardware cloth on the bottom going couple feet up, but would they be able to climb up the hardware cloth? They seem to be able to climb everything else. My other option im thinking of doing is just covering the bottom with bird netting which would be cheaper. Thoughts? What has worked for you? (for the most part I know you can't completly prevent snakes) And yes I collect eggs every morning so they don't attract them.