I am concerned that rat snakes may be getting into my coop and eating eggs since I on many days there are no eggs in the nesting boxes. There are other reasons, I know, that there might not be eggs, but I am particularly wary of snakes at the moment because I have a broody hen on 10 eggs that I would like to protect from snakes. My other hens free range around the coop during the day, so I don't want to spread anything that would be toxic to them to repel snakes. I found a product called Snake Stopper that is supposed to be safe for pets. I am thinking of spreading this in a band around the base of the coop. Does anyone have any experience with this product, or any other suggestions? The coop is definitely not snake-proof, and it would not be practical to make it so. I am going to reinforce the broody's quarters with hardware cloth, but would like to discourage the snakes from coming into the coop anyway. Thanks for any advice you can offer.