snake problem...will this kill them

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Country Living Farm, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
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    ok. I am starting to miss lots of eggs. Wife saw a 6 foot snake the other day and ran, instead of killing it....So, will this kill it? I know they have a good smell so not sure if it will work. I was going to blow out a chicken egg. Then fill it with bleach.....Snake eats, crushes egg, bleach is released, dead snake?????? Will the snake eat the egg? Will it smell the bleach? I just killed a coral snake the other day and I do not want any more deadly snakes in the yard.
     
  2. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plaster of paris may work better and have no smell like bleach. Good luck.
     
  3. adkchickmama

    adkchickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may kill any chicken that tries it. You know they are silly and eat things they shouldn't! I agree with ShiningFeather, try plaster of paris, or even a hot mustard inside the blown out egg. Or a good sharp shovel will take care of the problem...
     
  4. Ladyhawke1

    Ladyhawke1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    There is nothing stronger than the smell of bleach. Better known as Mustard Gas in WW1. Snakes have an excellent sense of smell. How then do you think they will react? [​IMG]
     
  5. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    If the wife did not run, it would be dead....she freaks out when she sees a snake.

    What will the mustard do?

    Should the plaster be put in, in the powder form right.
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can actually buy a product called Snake Away that does work. You put a line of it down and they will not cross it. My mom uses it and she has seen it work! I wouldn't recommend putting it inside the coop or anywhere the chickens have access to, but you could sprinkle it around the outside of the coop to see if it would help.

    Good luck to you! You'll get him eventually, because he's figured out where dinner is. He'll be back. [​IMG]
     
  7. Ghostchick

    Ghostchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am cool with 2 foot snakes, but 6 foot, I would run too!!!
    [​IMG] - Except screaming as I did it!
     
  8. Ladyhawke1

    Ladyhawke1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Well if you want to asphyxiate your chickens go for it. Well….maybe you should look up the word asphyxiate first. [​IMG]
     
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  9. DragonFeathers

    DragonFeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    moth balls works, I put them around the chicken house, if you are scared that the chicken will eat the moth balls, put them in a soda bottle poked with holes, snakes hate the smell and will NOT come around.... good luck
     
  10. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes put the plaster in the egg in dry form. When the snake eats it and breaks the shell inside its body it should mix with liquid and turn hard. Do not do this if you have egg eaters.

    And I am sorry to say, I probably would have pee'd myself [​IMG] then run away screaming [​IMG] ....... I just don't care for things that have no shoulders.
    Good luck! [​IMG]
     

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