Snake Issue

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MelissaBA, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chirping

    Jul 10, 2014
    I can't win for losing...I have a snake coming in and stealing my eggs now but can never catch him in the act or around. I make several trips to my coop to try and beat him to the eggs but unfortunately don't make it back in time sometimes. Any ideas on how to catch him in the act so I can take care of him???
  2. In the places your chickens lay eggs put traps. If your chickens free range instead have a little coop area, (a very small doghouse would be ideal,) in your yard. The best would be automatic. I have a dog and he eats eggs, for I find eggshells all around the yard!
  3. dsbailey70

    dsbailey70 Chirping

    Jul 7, 2014
    Nederland, Texas
    Some people use wooden eggs, or plastic Easter eggs...but try to find ceramic eggs (your feed store may have them). Put it/them where your eggs have been stolen before. If the snake swallows it, it'll be the last thing it ever does ;)

    Here is a link to a long running thread. I think that it will answer your question.

    But what ever you do, unless you are a herpetologist don't go sticking your hands in a minnow trap with a shake that's strange to you.
  5. mspenny

    mspenny In the Brooder

    Aug 13, 2014
    try Snake Away. I had a problem too, caught him at all hours of the day and night in the barn. Finally had to dispatch, unfortunately. Snakes have a purpose, but God did not tell them to specify, they do a good job on mice, but eggs are easier.
    Good luck.
  6. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chirping

    Jul 10, 2014
    Thanks everyone so much!

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