- Oct 3, 2018
Random, I know. But can they?
Sure! Chickens love to eat snakes.
If you kill a snake, be sure to crush the head instead of just decapitating it, reptile brains can last a long time without the lungs attached and it's not very humane to leave the brains intact for long.
A live snake? Bist du verrück?!Thank you! That’s very helpful. I wasn’t sure how apt they would be at handling a live snake at this age. They got some apple peels today and the biggest strips were untouched. Or maybe they’re just lazy when it comes to breaking big bits into smaller.
My chickens catch & eat snakes quite regularly. It’s quite entertaining to watch, actually. I know snakes will eat chicken eggs, but unless it’s a giant snake, I don’t think there’s much harm to be done.A live snake? Bist du verrück?!
I would never feed a live snake to chickens unless you're talking an oversize worm. Snakes eat chickens. Don't condition them to not see a predator as a threat.