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Snakes in nest box?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chickidi, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Chickidi

    Chickidi Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 21, 2016
    Hi, I am new and trying to find my way around the site. They called me chickidi. From Florida. My husband and I are both retired and decided to raise a few (4 Rhode Island reds) There now in my computer room and there about 3 weeks old. There will soon be going outside.

    My question is does the snakes go in the chicken pens, especially the nesting box? I would hate to go pick up an egg and find a snake in the box. Thank you in advance for your answers.
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Snakes are attracked to mice and eggs. So if you keep your eggs collected on a daily basis, and dont let mice get into the coop, you shouldnt have any trouble. Dont use chicken wire on any exterior area of your coop or run. All kinds of things can crawl through or rip apart chicken wire. Always use hardware cloth. 1/2 inch is fine. Make sure nothing can dig under either, build everything like fort knox.

    Enjoy your new babies! If you have any further questions, feel free to ask.

    Welcome to our flock! :)
  3. Chickidi

    Chickidi Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 21, 2016
    Thanks for that info on snakes.

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