Should I worrry about snakes with geese and ducks?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mominoz, May 17, 2009.

  1. mominoz

    mominoz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2009
    North Georgia
    We live in a rural area, forests behind, hayfields in front. There are snakes in area, copperheads, rattlesnakes, king, rat etc. Have seen snake 'holes' around, one with a tail disappeaing into it. That said I am building an 12x20 carport aviary that is covered with 2x2 wire and will have smaller wire on bottom too. This will be a night pen for my geese and runner ducks. I have round gravel on the bottom.
    Wouldn't geese deter snake interest? I would think they wouldn't bother anything that big . Or next year if there are babies or eggs, would that attract them or will the parents be big enough to negate that? I would think the mice in the hayfields would be enough for them.....
    Right now I am brooding everyone in the garage.That may be my future intent too.
  2. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    I have heard from friends that peacocks and turkeys will also help deter snakes. I plan on getting a few when we move to the country.

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