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Snakes

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chick15, May 15, 2011.

  1. Chick15

    Chick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In our yard we have this one small section of wild. there is brambles and all kinds of stuff and I think the chickens would have a blast foraging in there. But we have one concern. We have a little snake that lives there... It is a garter snake, so is not poisonous, but I was wondering if it would threaten our hens. They are currently around 4-5 weeks old, so will not be free ranging yett but I am not sure weather to be worried or not. [​IMG]
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    At 4-5 weeks, your pullets are probably more of a threat to the poor little garter snake!

    Shouldn't be a problem at all, other than a scared snake.
     
  3. norristhechickenman

    norristhechickenman Out Of The Brooder

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    tell your garter snake to hide... lol [​IMG]
     
  4. justafewchickens

    justafewchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, the snake will be the prey here. Garter snakes usually eat cold blooded prey , bugs, amphibians, etc. Chickens on the other hand will eat anything,lol!
     
  5. Chick15

    Chick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thas good, I was just worried that they might be harmedd, I love my chicks and would die if they died!
     

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