Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dixiedoodle, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    For about a week now, I have been getting only 4 eggs a day (out of 7 hens)! I was thinking ==heat..cause of the 95*-106* temps... Well, I went our today to check the nest box....four eggs--turned to go out and there lay a 5' long black snake w/ two egg shaped humps!! He won't be visiting again! EVEN thou, I am deathly afraid of snakes, I WAS gonna let him go but he wanted to fight -- coiled up and striking at me and refused to leave--after the third time... I killed him..
  2. Bat Cave Silkies

    Bat Cave Silkies Songster

    Feb 11, 2010
    Bat Cave, NC
    [​IMG] good for you Dixiedoodle!!

    I'm sure alot of folks will fuss at you about killing a snake~~ignore them.

    For years we lived in peace with black snakes....this year they decided to eat my baby Silkies [​IMG]
    Needless to say, I declared war on the black snakes...won't find a live one ANYWHERE near my yard
  3. DurangoCal

    DurangoCal In the Brooder

    Jul 21, 2010
    Durango, Colorado
    Did you find the snake IN the nesting box?!?! Did the hens not mind him being in there? I am so glad he decided to eat the eggs and not the hens!

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