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Lost some chicks to a snake

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Opened the door of the starter house, and there was a snake in with the chicks. The chicks are a little over a month old.

When I built the chicken house, I did everything I could imagine to make sure it was snake proof. I guess it was not snake proof enough. However, the house is around 5 years old and this was the first time a snake was able to get into the house.

I have a general rule on non-venomous snakes, as long as they are not in the chicken house, they will be left alone. Not only did this one get into the house, it swallowed a couple of my chicks.

There were two separate bulges in the snake, but one bulge seemed larger than the other.

It seems to never fail. You work and take care of something, and either something or someone is always trying to steal it from you.

The snake was removed from the chicken house and dealt with. Hopefully, something will make a meal out of it.

I was very upset that the snake was able to get into the chicken house, and that it ate at least two of the chicks.
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My grandmother had a snake trap she swore never failed. First she would boil two eggs. Then she would drive two nails into the henhouse floor too close together to get the egg through. Tie a string around the top of the nails and place the eggs on each side. The next morning the egg eating snake would meet her garden hoe. Good luck
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