Solution to rat problem!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chicknmania, May 9, 2008.

  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    heh,heh...we wondered why, suddenly, we haven't seen as many rats.; sometimes not any! Today I went to do afternoon feeding and heard a rat squealing; saw a snake's tail lashing from the direction of the noise, then wisk out of sight! Black Rat Snake!!! The Ohio Farmer's friend! May they live and prosper! [​IMG]
     
  2. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BLACK SNAKES RULE ::: here where we live we got a few big old black snakes that hang around our field i let them be they keep the rattlers away ..
     
  3. chickensista

    chickensista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait for our snakes to get moving! So many little vermin around here right now. Never seen one in action - thats cool! (as long as its not chicks or eggs) [​IMG]
     
  4. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Snakes are great creatures. We like them around our place. When I mow grass we gather up any that we find and let them go after the mower is put away. I hate when I run over them. Snakes do RULE.
     
  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Collect eggs early and brood the chicks yourself. Then the rat snake will be your best friend.
     
  6. chickensista

    chickensista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Collect eggs early and brood the chicks yourself. Then the rat snake will be your best friend.

    Thats what I do. I've just heard stories - and seen some pics. I'd stick some heat lamps outside if I thought it would bring 'em out earlier. [​IMG]
     
  7. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Right now, they can have all the eggs they want...since we just dewormed the flock. I hope the dewormer doesn't hurt the snakes....:| I've noticed there haven't been many eggs to pick up lately.
     

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