Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by hatchcrazzzy, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    snake got my only baby peacock idont know how. i had a heavy top wiyh 1/4 inch wire mesh i have already killed 2
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  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
  3. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    Can a snake the size of a finger-around,eat a mature hens egg???Will a chicken kill the snake or be scared to dead of it?
  4. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Snakes can eat prey quite a bit larger than them. My snake is about as thick as my thumb and he can eat a large adult mouse, which is quite a bit thicker than my thumb! The hen might kill it, but I dont think she would be scared to death by it. Unless the snake tried to eat her too.
  5. Spydrworks

    Spydrworks In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2007
    So. California

    some information about snakes.

    Before people go off killing snakes randomly, think about what you're thinking of doing. Snakes are more beneficial than they are harmful by keeping rodents away that carry disease and rodents are much more of a threat to anyones chickens than any snake.

    Rarely does a snake go after a bird unless they are specifically designed to tackle one and there is only one egg eating snake in the world and it's small and lives in Africa.

    So unless you actually see a snake coiled around a chick or with a bird half way down its throat, look elsewhere for the cause of missing chickens...

    You'll find your culprit elsewhere.
  6. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Songster

    Apr 9, 2007
    around Katy, Tx
    aww sorry about that... how did it get out of the coop??
    how big was the chick(? keet idk.)??
  7. Spydrworks

    Spydrworks In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2007
    So. California
    and BTW...a chicken will most likely kill the snake given a chance.

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