>>Snakes, Chickens and Coops!<<

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Re: >>Snakes, Chickens and Coops!<<

Postby Blue Angel » Fri May 18, 2018

Brick's wrote:
Blue Angel wrote:A little hard to see but, where the snake is draped over is 3 ceramic eggs.


While not a total country or city boy I have to ask; what did you do with the snake and did you salvage the ceramic eggs?


The usual thing is to allow the snake to eventually die. I wound up killing this one and split it open and recovered them.

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Re: >>Snakes, Chickens and Coops!<<

Postby AGhead » Thu May 31, 2018

Opened the nest box... :o
It swallowed one of the egg shaped (sort of) rocks.
recovered the rock...Egg suckin serpant terminated. :twisted:
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Re: >>Snakes, Chickens and Coops!<<

Postby Rodebaugh » Thu May 31, 2018

Nice work sir. :)

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Re: >>Snakes, Chickens and Coops!<<

Postby AGhead » Sat Jun 02, 2018

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I got the above posted snake Thursday. This morn (Sat) I go into coop and there is a huge snake skin hangin out of nest box! While photographing I'm lookin all around floor for it, I look up... :o , its about 13 feet above my head!

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It took me 30 min. to get it out of ceiling. It finally found a hole and slithered out on the roof, while up there, I found another skin :shock:
2 snakes in 3 days! Considering getting out of egg business, maybe get a flame thrower. :twisted:

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Re: >>Snakes, Chickens and Coops!<<

Postby MaryB » Sat Jun 02, 2018

I could see daylight along that roof edge, bet that is where they are coming in!

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Re: >>Snakes, Chickens and Coops!<<

Postby AGhead » Sun Jun 03, 2018

No dang way! Got home from church, go check for eggs, peak into coop -first look at floor, then up this time :o , another dang snake laying way up on a board. I ran to house to get my phone to document it and...grabbed my .22!
I put a couple holes in roof (too close to use scope) but expired it. :twisted: (I got a video this time)

This is snake #3 in 4 days! :shock:

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Re: >>Snakes, Chickens and Coops!<<

Postby Purple and Gold » Sun Jun 03, 2018

AGhead wrote:I put a couple holes in roof (too close to use scope)


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Re: >>Snakes, Chickens and Coops!<<

Postby AGhead » Thu Aug 16, 2018

After all the snake problems in May/June, I made it 45 days w/o a snake in my coop.
My hens were traumatized and had been laying their eggs on the ground. I picked up some hickory nuts in the yard and put them in the nest boxes. Viola, they're laying in the box again.
But, no eggs yesterday, hmmm? I got home late this evening, no eggs, shined the flashlight up, another snake laying on a board. :evil:
I Killed it, cut the lump open,... it had swallowed a hickory nut with an egg :lol:
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Postby lucky43113 » Fri Aug 17, 2018

No need to kill it just because its a snake I use to live in a house with 3 pet snakes we had a 14ft python that would go where it wanted. I woke up many nights with that snake on my chest
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Postby Rik Bitter » Fri Aug 17, 2018

lucky43113 wrote:No need to kill it just because its a snake I use to live in a house with 3 pet snakes we had a 14ft python that would go where it wanted. I woke up many nights with that snake on my chest


How long would you have put up with those snakes eating your breakfast for you?
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Postby gramcracker » Fri Aug 17, 2018

I would gladly donate a few eggs to keep black snakes around, although I am stingy and tend to fix the coop so they can't get in and throw them out when they do. I believe they keep the copperheads in check but mostly want them for rodent control and they are very good at that.
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Re: >>Snakes, Chickens and Coops!<<

Postby lucky43113 » Fri Aug 17, 2018

Rik Bitter wrote:
lucky43113 wrote:No need to kill it just because its a snake I use to live in a house with 3 pet snakes we had a 14ft python that would go where it wanted. I woke up many nights with that snake on my chest


How long would you have put up with those snakes eating your breakfast for you?

get a extra chicken or 2 theres enough to go around
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Re: >>Snakes, Chickens and Coops!<<

Postby Blue Angel » Sat Aug 18, 2018

Here's our latest.....Right at 7 feet long.

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Re: >>Snakes, Chickens and Coops!<<

Postby Purple and Gold » Sat Aug 18, 2018

how may rattles?
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Postby Purple and Gold » Sat Aug 18, 2018

I left this serpent alone
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Re: >>Snakes, Chickens and Coops!<<

Postby AGhead » Sat Aug 18, 2018

lucky43113 wrote:
Rik Bitter wrote:
lucky43113 wrote:No need to kill it just because its a snake I use to live in a house with 3 pet snakes we had a 14ft python that would go where it wanted. I woke up many nights with that snake on my chest


How long would you have put up with those snakes eating your breakfast for you?

get a extra chicken or 2 theres enough to go around


What a nightmare! I'm so glad you woke up on those nights that you were on the 14' killer pythons midnight snack menu! :o
What did you feed that python that kills animals for its food?
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Re: >>Snakes, Chickens and Coops!<<

Postby Super Stacker PCB » Sat Aug 18, 2018

Purple and Gold wrote:how may rattles?

Looks like it was just a big grey rat/oak snake. Sometimes they are even called chicken snakes. Harmless in the sense of biting, but deadly to the chicken and eggs. :twisted:
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Re: >>Snakes, Chickens and Coops!<<

Postby AGhead » Sat Aug 18, 2018

Pythons can kill a human in minutes and swallow them in an hour

Mar 30, 2017 - Once, a python went into a thatched house, killed two children and was swallowing one of them when the father came home and killed the ...

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Re: >>Snakes, Chickens and Coops!<<

Postby Super Stacker PCB » Sat Aug 18, 2018

AGhead wrote:
lucky43113 wrote:
Rik Bitter wrote:
lucky43113 wrote:No need to kill it just because its a snake I use to live in a house with 3 pet snakes we had a 14ft python that would go where it wanted. I woke up many nights with that snake on my chest


How long would you have put up with those snakes eating your breakfast for you?

get a extra chicken or 2 theres enough to go around


What a nightmare! I'm so glad you woke up on those nights that you were on the 14' killer pythons midnight snack menu! :o
What did you feed that python that kills animals for its food?


I used to have a bunch of snakes when I younger, from really docile corn snakes to a little over 7ft boa. I know we fed our boa large rats from the pet store either once a week or every other week. He was getting to the point the rats were not enough and we were about to move him up to rabbits. He started getting to big to handle so we ended up selling it to a pet store. Snake, as long as they are not poisonous, are good to have around. Some keep others at bay and some keep the rodent population down. We caught a big rat snake when we were kids, brought him home and kept him in a cage for a while. Rats started getting bad behind the house in my dads shop so we released it back there. Pooof!!! Rat problem was over in a matter of days. If they are being a nuisance, then you have no choice to either kill or relocate, but if you can keep them around, they can be helpful.
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Re: >>Snakes, Chickens and Coops!<<

Postby AGhead » Sat Aug 18, 2018

Blue Angel wrote:Here's our latest.....Right at 7 feet long.

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Gawd! :shock: The 3' to 5+' chix snakes I'm infested with are just babies in comparison to that serpent!
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