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Rural Gardening: Egg-Eating Snake

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Richmond, TX

September 22, 2012
8:08 PM

Post #9283522

Ever since I remodeled the barn where the chicken coops are, my hens have been laying their eggs in all the wrong places. I decided they needed a hint and placed several ceramic eggs in the appropriate nest boxes, "In here,girls!" Well the decoy eggs have been disappearing! At first I thought that I was the one who was fooled, but none of the eggs were among the eggs I had collected. I have often caught a rat snake in the act of stealing eggs so now I wonder if that is where they went. Can snakes tell real from fake? Can they survive ingesting ceramic eggs? Anyone else had this problem?
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2012
7:28 PM

Post #9284430

I have heard of it happening but have not had it in my own coop. I imagine the snake could regurgitate the "china" egg.
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2012
6:10 PM

Post #9285388

I had the same trouble a year or so back. I tried every thing, You name I tried it. Then came up with what works best for me. Have not seen a snake for over a year. [ GOLF BALLS]

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