snake problem...will this kill them

Country Living Farm

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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.
 

adkchickmama

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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...
 

Country Living Farm

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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.
 

gumpsgirl

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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.
 

Ghostchick

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I am cool with 2 foot snakes, but 6 foot, I would run too!!!
- Except screaming as I did it!
 

DragonFeathers

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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
 

Shiningfeather

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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
then run away screaming
....... I just don't care for things that have no shoulders.
Good luck!
 
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