Snake!

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

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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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