stupid question, garter snake in chicken run, no big deal???

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by emjay, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    Just found snake in run, should I be concerned for chickens ever, or the snake [​IMG]
  2. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    depends on how big the snake is [​IMG]
  3. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    Won't last long. The chickens will probably eat it if it isn't too big.
    If it's big, it could go after the eggs.
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    If it's a garter snake, I'd be concerned for the poor little snake... Your chickens might do this to it... [​IMG]
  5. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    try to usher the poor garter snake to safety, or it won't last long...
    the chickens will make short work of it if they find it!
  6. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    oh dear, hmmmm, not sure how to scoot it out, without screaming, LOL.

    it's hiding behind a big rock in the run right now. oh man, I dare not go down there in case the girls are mutilating it.
    I need a man !!!!!!!!!!!! Mines away on a course.
  7. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    Get a rake that way you can move it around without having to touch it. [​IMG]
  8. possumqueen

    possumqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2009
    Monroe, North Carolina
    Quote:Or a little kid.

    Garter snakes won't hurt you. Snakes don't scare me, but I know I'm really not normal. You might try putting a bucket over the snake and then slide a piece of cardboard underneath it, like catching a bug in the house or something. Then take the snake to safety.
  9. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    good news.

    I went and checked, snake was gone, no carcass pieces anywheres. I am thinking the snake skeedaddled right outta there once it realized where it had slitthered too, as he probably was thinking that there weren't chickens there a few weeks ago.

    hopefully he wised up and won't come back.

    I was thinking of getting the neighbors boy, he likes to collect frogs, so would have been easy for him.
  10. candychick

    candychick Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 22, 2012
    Ok....weird question...will a garter snake kill a chick

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