Snakes in FL or anywhere

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by tarajane, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. tarajane

    tarajane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've not seen ANY posts about snakes in the hen house. Moving to FL in May, I wondered if anyone there has had a problem with Pygmy Rattlers in the nest boxes or just around the hen house. Has anyone seen any poisonous snakes around the farm ? I have 3 small dogs and my husband is terrified they will be playing in the fenced yard and there will be Pygmys there just to bite them ![​IMG] I guess it could be a problem but I wanted to hear from you guys. Any egg eating snakes ? Thanks
     
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, here's a picture of one of them there dad-burn North Florida-South Gaw-ja Pygmy Rattle Snakes. Boys, watch where you put your hands now you hear? 'Cause' his mama is still round here someplace.

    Seriously, in my book if it crawls on its belly and lacks shoulders it'll eat eggs.

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    If I lived in Southern Florida I would be more concerned about a snake, especially a Python gulping down my small, and not so small dogs.
     
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  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT SOME PYGMY RATTLERS AS MUCH AS BURMESE PYTHONS. The lil snakes will run away as the pythons will move in for meal time. Small dogs?? a possible meal.. Chickens?? need i say. It all depends which part of Florida you will be at .. Check with your neighbors for best answers. [​IMG] Wear welding gloves when you go to pick up eggs. [​IMG]
     
  4. tarajane

    tarajane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG..............[​IMG][​IMG]Well, thank you very much.....no move for me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just kidding but that IS a big mother......I think I would see that in my hen house....Anyway I will in central FL. Thanks for the panic.....
     
  5. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    The TERM PIGMY THREW ME OFF. TAKE BACK EVERYTHING I SAID. =D =D =D[​IMG]
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  7. tarajane

    tarajane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hardee Har Har....maybe Kevlar gloves ?? I wasn't sure if the Burm's had made it up to central FL yet. Have they really or you just jokin ?
     
  8. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    You'll have more problems out of the yellow rat snake aka chicken snake. I've lost quite a few chicks, pullets and cockerals to this non-venomous snake.
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    Here's what to do with them:
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  10. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    I noticed the hens acting strange one day and found a black snake in the egg barn. Listen to your hens and what noises are "normal".
     

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