Snakes! Yikes! but they are copperheads, what??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by WKYChick, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. WKYChick

    WKYChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 [​IMG] 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 [​IMG]

    Just looking for opinions, what do you do about these slithering creatures that love to startle the bee-geebees out of you!
     
  2. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turn the chickens loose on them! They love baby snakes!

    A little copperhead came slithering out of a bale of hay I was carrying in the chicken pen - the hens made short work of him [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2011
  3. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ewwwwww [​IMG]
     
  4. WKYChick

    WKYChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I kept thinking my poor girls, their venomous snakes! I could pull all the rubble out of the way and herd the chickens to the spot [​IMG]

    knowing my girls they would totally freak out and fly/waddle as fast as they can to the other side of the yard, they freak out when I toss them a worm [​IMG]
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    My hens slurped two baby snakes (one poisonous) down like giant noodles last year when I was moving "junk" around in the yard and found them under something! If I didn't love my chickens before that, I really did that moment!
     

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