It's snake season!!! Many people are annoyed by noisy Pea and Guinea Fowl but they are definitely a good choice for keeping snakes out of the barnyard. The Peacocks and Guineas simply harass the snakes until they leave.
Snakes eat a lot of vermin so we like to have them around but... they need to stay away from our nesting birds. We also are in Rattlesnake country and that can be a bit scary.