I am keeping my day old silkies in the basement of my home, but i think there might be snakes down there O.O (just possibly). Garter snakes. Would they eat or do any harm to my chicks? the chicks are in a small cage as a brooder, and the spacing of the bars are like.. 1 1/2 inch by a half an inch. And there is a guard at the bottom of the bars so the chicks cant squeeze out.