Snake troubles

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chicken.Lytle, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2010
    Montgomery County, TX
    Twice now I have been hit by egg stealing snake(s).

    The first event involved my broody hen and her suddenly empty nest. We suspected snakes, but had not proof.

    This time I have proof. What really chafes is that the snake ate my ceramic egg too. Hope it chokes!

    What can I do to prevent more losses? Also, will I find a dead snake soon?
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    yup...that is probably a dead snake....depends on the size of the snake but if it is gonna live it had better be a fairly large one.
  3. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2010
    Montgomery County, TX
    I estimate the cottonmouth at about 4 feet.
  4. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    Tucson, AZ
    Snake owes me a dollar.

  5. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Duvall, WA
    Wow, that is CUH-REEPY!!! I am SO glad all we've got in my area are little garter snakes! My boyfriend has a snake and I'm fine with that... As long as it's in the tank... I think if I found a giant snakeskin in my coop I would have a massive heart attack. LOL!
  6. Chicky_Baby

    Chicky_Baby Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2011
    Suround your chicken yard or hen house with a fence made of the black plastic bird netting they use to protect strawberries etc. Snakes get their heads caught in it and the harder they try to get loose the more tangled they get. Works like a charm. Sadly I have one caught in my snake trap right now that I don't know what to do with.
  7. ams4776

    ams4776 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:That is an awesome idea i need to remember it. If its a poisoness snake id get a shovel if not....well ur call
  8. walbarbsa

    walbarbsa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2008
    Castroville, Texas
    Yep, that snake will be going to the big "pit" in the sky! I had one of those egg stealers eat a golf ball along with one of the baby BF cut the reptile open and found both -- it was sad....

    Already I've had two soon-to-be hatched eggs missing this year! I guess I'll start collecting golf balls.[​IMG]
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    It will choke on the ceramic egg LOL! You might find a dead one somewhere. If not, it will die in its nest or hidey place and die there. No way it can pass that egg out the other end if it tries.
  10. Stingrayg4

    Stingrayg4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    I have no problem with shooting a poisonous snake on sight. I lost a great dog to a copperhead bite a few years ago and that will never happen again. I keep a .22 revolver loaded with snake shot within easy reach during the warm months.


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