Snakes

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Peplers chicks, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Peplers chicks

    Peplers chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    A lot of people have raccoon problems, mine are a bit worst, dogs and snakes, this morning again a massive spitting cobra scared the wits out of one of my broody hen on her eggs. Wonder if she will be able to finish until hatching, still got 6 days left.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Wow! We have snakes where I am, including a few poisonous species, but nothing that spits! I hope her instincts are good, so she stays with her job and hatches your chicks -- and I hope the cobra has found somewhere else to hang out!
     
  3. Peplers chicks

    Peplers chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I also hopes so, I promised my hand if he gets that ugly thing I will give him a R100, hopefully he does, cause I am scared as hell for those things, hehe.

    Since the incident she is still on the eggs, thats about 7 hours now, it looks promissing
     
  4. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they can make u go blind
     
  5. Peplers chicks

    Peplers chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes I know, we have a lot of them here, hope we can fish this one out, cause I think he also helps himself with peeps, cause sometimes we can not find the body of a missing chick
     
  6. Peplers chicks

    Peplers chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    And there it happens again, I am furious, she was breeding on 22 eggs, today three hatched, one on his way to hatch, and seven eggs with no life, so the ugly predator ate all the other eggs, I took the eggs out, test them to see if there is life, just as I thought nothing, opened them, with all rotten eggs as result. I will wait till nightfall and go collect her with her three babies and bring her to safety. what a lost again. This is the first time that all my hens breed so bat, and that all due to a snake.
     

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