Olde Dog’s Man noticed the chickens had something surrounded in the woods. It was definitely unusual for all seven chickies to be cooperating with each other in mounting an attack from all sides. When he looked, he realized they had ‘captured’ a rat snake.
Construction Guy brought the snake to me for inspection. Yep, it was a snake. The rat snake is also known as ‘chicken snake’ because it smothers and eats baby chicks and eggs. The snake went home with Construction Guy in his tool box. The girls received an extra helping of chicky treats as a reward for attacking the snake and not letting it get away. Brave, smart girls!