i went out to feed today and had a lovely surprise waiting for me in one of the pens......3 SNAKES! fortunatly they only got a few duck eggs..one was in the nest box and 2 behind it. unfortnuatly only killed two and wounded the other..it got away. That was more excitment than i cared for today. :| dh said they were king snakes ...they should have stayed in the back where all the rats are.