Next time you don’t find eggs in the hen-coop, don’t assume the hens have stopped laying – chances are the rat-snake made a visit! Rat-snakes are common predators who make frequent visits to bird coops and enclosures for food. They are also accomplished climbers and can sneak through even the smallest spaces, so normal protection measures like fencing and common snake repellents do not work.
The best way to get rid of rat-snakes is to actually modify the environment, by damaging or removing their habitat. Read this detailed guide for information and tips to keep rat-snakes away.
Infographic by – PoultryDVM