Just went out to the coop and 3 more eggs were missing and my hen moved to the next door nesting box. Dead still a snakes bottom half was on top of the coop, its front part and head down the back side. Luckily it did not move while I got the tall ladder and was able to shoot him. I will know at daylight how big it is. I know for sure that this snake is skinny enough to slip through chicken wire, which poses a dilemma for future brooders. Pretty sure it is simply a chicken snake, and was not the enormous one I saw two weeks ago. In almost three years now, this is the first issue I have ever had with snakes. Does anyone know how snakes behave, once one knows there are eggs somewhere? Do they somehow put out an alert? Hard to imagine this guy ate the 10 missing eggs the other day, but I would have said the same thing about 3 missing eggs. Maybe I just killed one of multiple snake that are up there. I might just leave a few eggs in the other nesting boxes and see if they disappear. Any ideas or thoughts? Thank you.