Just a reminder, look in the nestbox... before you stick your hand in there. Especially if it's a little more than head high... I was collecting eggs around lunchtime today, busted my you-know-what... after the signal from my hand to my brain went off. SNAKE!!!! It's a rat snake about 3 ft long. I'm not scared of snakes,this caught me off guard. One of my dogs ran in the coop to see what's up.I'm so glad we don't have any neighbors,lol. He did get an egg, but I don't mind. I moved him since the chickens were fussing & took him down to our waterfront.