Snake Bite!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cmclean, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. cmclean

    cmclean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens was bitten by a copperhead snake yesterday. She survived!! Any ideas about getting rid of copperheads? Do moth balls really repeal snakes?
     
  2. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would do some research online.
     
  3. navychick

    navychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had no luck with the "snake away" powder type products or moth balls. I have seen snakes slither across the powder and lying next to the moth balls. The powder also must be frequently reapplied. I have caught MANY snakes this summer using the minnow traps discussed on this site. The only problem is disposing of the snakes once you catch them. Many people have had success using bird netting. Search these boards and you'll get a lot of ideas. Good Luck.
     
  4. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Snakes HATE garlic. Liquid Fence Snake Repellent is the BEST thing I have found, it covers a lot of area and is safe for every persona and animal exposed. Snakes smell that garlic smell and slither the opposite way as fast as they can! I use it around my house, as I have bunnies that run free and free ranging chickens, and the terrible snake problem I use to have has ended. When I first moved in this place was snake city!
     
  5. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducky Land!
    Bird netting tangles them up and they die.
     

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