Snakes galore!!! UGH

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by clhbubba, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. LilbitChicken

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    [​IMG] SNAKES!!! NO WAY. I can't go near one! Can't even stand the sight!
    I am proud of you taking a stand against those slithery things![​IMG]

    I want to know about the moth balls....We bought Snake away...
    BUT haven't used it yet, it's just in case I ever have an issue....
    by DH is teaching me how to use a shot gun...since I can't go close enough to ever "kill one" with my hands/shovel....etc.....[​IMG]
     
  2. bishopschickens

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    You can have some of our rain. im so sick of it, my entire chicken yard has been a mud puddle for two months. We get rain at least on day a week. My chickens look so depressed sometimes. I had a snake in my KITCHEN!!! It ate my three hamsters!! So I killed it then a week later looked out the window and saw a huge black snake, about 6ft. Killed it too. So I used lime on almost my entire property. Hope it works.
     
  3. CoonX

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    Here's a nice friendly Western Diamondback rattler.

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    My kind of rattle snake !
     
  5. clhbubba

    clhbubba Songster

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    I have to say that I've always been a person who believes the animals were here first and we have to work around them. We have relocated many snakes, tried to keep our birds inside the fenced in acre(clip wings, make fence higher) to keep the ever present coyote from having access to a buffet, also relocate those dreaded possums to the lake about 10 miles away(the two that haven't been killed by the dogs). But to catch those snakes attacking my birds to eat the eggs just made me lose my head. I will try the moth balls and let everyone know how that works. What is 'Snake Away'? By the way, CoonX, Great Snake!!
     
  6. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

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    Really, I like snakes, but that made me LOL
     
  7. Chickenfeet

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    We had a 5 foot black snake visit our coop. Nearly came down on my head. Needless to say that was the last thing that snake ever did. I have since put out the moth balls and have had no more visitors. ( knock on wood) [​IMG]
    I had an older gentleman tell me , he uses Comet. He said nothing would cross it. Has anyone else ever heard of it? [​IMG]
     
  8. domino7

    domino7 Songster

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    I'm pretty sure it's against the law to relocate any wild animal.
     
  9. walbarbsa

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    I may have shared my snake(s) stories -- we used the golf ball trick and the sucker ate it and just continued to hang around. Yes, he got lethargic which made it easier to catch him/her. Last week, my little silkie hatched five babies and a darn snake ate two of them and a nearby egg due to hatch five days later.

    Well, BF slit the snake open and found the egg and discovered a close-to-fully-developed chick. BF gutted the snake, and fed the remains to the hens -- poetic justice, right?????

    I'm going to try the moth balls, though...

    Bellville, what a lovely town.. I think I'd dance in the rain if we had some here in Castroville (west of San Antonio).

    What a woman, though, grabbing a snake bare-handed; I'd want you in my covered wagon if I were heading West some 150+ years ago!!!
     
  10. SPRING CREEK FARM

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    Quote:The folks at my local farmers co-op told me that Snake Away! is essentially just crushed up moth balls and pretty expensive. You could just buy the mothballs and put them in gallon milk jugs to hang up on a neaby limb if the coop or runs are close to trees. You can use 2 liter plastic drink bottles or juice bottles to do the same and put outside the coop and runs where the chickens and other animals can't get to it. Of course, you need to keep the tops on the bottles and poke several holes in the bottom so the scent will come out. Works for me!![​IMG]
     

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