- Mar 18, 2012
Agree with Phyrst that this is a corn snake. I used to have several as pets. Looks like it was sunning itself. It would be very useful in keeping mice and rats at bay. I don't think it would pose a problem with your adult hens, except to frighten them, but I do think it would take a chick.Your little snake is a corn snake. It may have smelled mice or corn and that's why it's on your coop. It is not venomous so you don't need to be scared of it. It will probably try to get away from you. It's too small to get a chick or a chicken although bigger chickens sometimes eat these little guys. I hope you let it go ... it will catch pests and insects around your coop. I doubt it's big enough to eat an egg but it might try!