Hi everyone I have a very large coop that is enclosed in order to keep predators out (or so I thought!) This morning I went to do my daily feeding, watering, and poop scoop. I opened the door and there on the ground I see a pair of Mohave rattlesnakes! Of course, I FREAKED OUT....closed the door...made sure all chickens were ok, and got the hubby! Needless to say, the snakes are gone. I could tell where they had infiltrated and we cemented the holes closed. Anyone else experienced a venomous snake in the coop? I was very impressed with the way my chickens handled it. It was as if they knew to steer clear. Are the snakes attracted to the eggs, or the shade/water? Also, can we all just do a collective "barf" at the thought of snakes in the coop?! Talk about losing your appetite for breakfast!