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We live in southern arizona in small town. We dont live out in the country but less than a block from our house is a farm that has cows. Several times there have been coyotes, havelinas and rattlesnakes in the front yards. In 3 years we have never had a rattlesnake in our backyard. The wildlife come out at night. We have a 3/4 acre backyard with a brick wall fence. Only thing is we have a RV gate. So rattlesnakes could come in through the bottom. I finally got dh to agree to chickens. Only thing he is concerned with are rattlesnakes. He's afraid that they will come to the backyard because of the chicks, hens and eggs. I would hate for one of my children to get bit by a rattler. Any ideas. We live in a regular neighborhood, but being so close to the field worries me too. Thoughts? Ideas?