We have been so busy building our coop that our scrap wood and metal lay in a pile at the back corner of the yard, near the hen house and run, I decided that is was time to clean up the metal and wood we wont use and be gone with it. I am talking away with my DH when a baby copperhead darts between my legs, yikes! I did kill it, I don't like killing snakes but this is a venomous snake and it was little, we fear there is a nest near by if it was any other snake I would have left it alone. I want to feed my guinea chicks miracle grow so they can grow up fast! I have read and seen all kinds of snakes eat eggs but that is one thing I have never thought about is copperheads! I have been securing everything from flying predators to walking predators and now I need to rethink my slithering problem Just looking for opinions, what do you do about these slithering creatures that love to startle the bee-geebees out of you!