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Discussion in 'Me, My Herd, My Family' started by Mother Hen, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Jul 16, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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    Ya gotta do whatcha gotta do! Stupid snakes.

    I saw a big one in my barn last weekend. He crawled away real quick so I didn't even have a chance at him. BUT - he seems to be doing his job against rodents and so far has been leaving eggs alone. Course I have to do my part too and keep the eggs picked up as soon as I see 'em. No broodies in that barn - thank goodness!
     
  2. Jul 16, 2017
    Mother Hen

    Mother Hen Loving the herd life

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    All I know is Mama is very protective and if she moves away for a minute and the baby happens to move then she'll search and search until she finds the baby plus this one doesn't have a strong chrip/peep like the others.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2017
    Alaskan

    Alaskan Overrun with beasties

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    I agree...wet, not newly hatched
     
  4. Jul 17, 2017 at 9:58 AM
    lcertuche

    lcertuche Loving the herd life

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    I'm having a dilemma. I have another rat snake in the coop eating eggs but I also keep seeing rats running around when I go into the coop.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2017 at 10:01 AM
    Mother Hen

    Mother Hen Loving the herd life

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    Get it, GET IT and THE RATS also!
    Then come to my house and get the snakes that live under the rocks by the small pond.
     
  6. Jul 17, 2017 at 9:07 PM
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    Just One Bite rat poison. It works.