Ribbon Snake

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TreyClark281, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Songster

    Apr 9, 2007
    around Katy, Tx
    i found a Ribbon Snake today at the coop and scared me! lol
    what would they want from my chickens i dont think they would bite my chickens would they??
    would they want the eggs??
    what chould i use to chase them off. BTW i have a ditch behind my house this is the first one in about 6 months ive seen.
    they are the only ones that can slip through the fence! lol
  2. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Put moth balls and sulfur or the more expensive snake-away around the outside of your run. Make sure the chickens can't get to it. It should keep the snakes away.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    I dont think your chickens have anything to worry about. Ribbon snakes can be found along the edges of streams, lakes, ponds, and marshes. Their diet consists primarily of frogs and salamanders, which they actively stalk and pursue.

    More so, the snake better be on guard. My chickens will eat a small ribbon snake.
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    They're not poisonous, so that should'nt be a worry.
    The birds are more likely to eat the snake or peck it to death.
    Ribbons and garters don't get as large as Corns or Rats so your birds should still be safe.
  5. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Songster

    Apr 9, 2007
    around Katy, Tx
    ok thanks.
    i knew it wouldent hurt them but i just dont want it around my house lol ill put the mothballs on the ditch side of my fence

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