Thursday, July 15, 2010

Eggs are Disappearing....

Something is getting our chicken eggs!!!  Yes, something that we cannot figure out yet!

We have a hen that is trying to set on some eggs--she has got the Mommy itch!  She started with seven eggs--now she has none!  She just started sitting on one egg today.  She has been so lost with all her eggs gone.

Our neighbor has one of those critter cams that captures pictures of things that move in front of the camera.  It's like having a 24 hours surveillance on our chickens.  We think its a black snake, but we're hoping that the camera will tell us for sure. 

Now Hubby and I hate the idea of killing our black snakes.  They are the "good" snakes.  They keep the rats down and (best of all) they kill all the poinous snakes in their terriorty!  Ever since we have kept black snakes around our house, we haven't seen a cooperhead or any other poinsous snake!  With the boys running around in and out of the woods, I feel better knowing that there are no poinous snakes around.

But if we have a black snack that is liking the taste of my chicken's eggs, he's got to go!!  It makes me sad but we got to do, what we got to do!

Now what if the Critter Cam finds out that it's something or someone else, I wonder what we are going to do!  What if we find the out it's a raccoon or wessel or even the human beast, I'm not sure what we're going to do...  We'll just cross that bridge when we have to.

Stay tuned...I'll keep you informed if we catch anything on the Critter Cam!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a black snake to me... they usually take the whole egg... coyotes, dogs, and other four-legged critters will usually poke a hole and suck the eggs, leaving shells and debris... and then, the two-legged snakes will also take the whole egg... please keep us informed... and come visit when you can...

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