I have three red comets and used to get three eggs every day. It didn't matter if it snowed or if there was a hurricane. But a few months ago I started getting only two. About a month ago I found a chicken snake in my girls house and I killed it. I've been told snakes will eat the eggs and if there aren't any they will eat the chicken. I went out of town for a few days and my sister found another snake and her husband killed it. I'm paranoid now and expect to see one every time I go in. I have nightmares about it. I found a collapsed or empty rubbery feeling eggshell in in their house today that was beige and their eggs are brown so I don't know what the deal is with that. I have a chain link dog kennel with hardware cloth (small wire) buried a foot below and three feet up the sides and a tarp across the top. I even had wildlife netting around the pen. Today I put another row of hardware cloth around the sides and will put a new tarp on top tomorrow. How can I make sure no snakes can get in? This is really freaking me out.