New to the forum and keeping chickens. Found your site this morning while searching about snakes. Last night a big black snack got into my coop and was trying to eat one of my hens. I thought she was already dead, but apparently I got to her just in time - her face is a bit scratched up though, but she is alive! Anyway one of the chickens ran off during the attack, and I still can't find her. Do they eventually come back if they are alive (assuming nothing else got to her)? My neighbor has chickens too, so I am going to check with her to see if my chick ran over there to be with her chickens. I saw people posting about using sulphur (where do you buy it?) and minnow traps (have no clue). I have 2 chihauhau's that go in the back yard and I move my ark style coop around the yard. If I put sulphur down will that hurt the chickens, my dogs, or kids? And where do I get the traps? Any other dog friendly ideas? Someone told my husband about leaving a golf ball in the nest and the snake will eat that instead? Is the snake that stupid - thought they could smell if it was actually "food" or not. Are the snakes after the eggs or the chickens or both? Thanks for any help you can provide!