This was the remedy. This is my little Browning 22 pistol. This was my second chicken snake I have killed with it. I bought it several months ago; it has already paid for itself, as far as I'm concerned.
While the snake was still curled in the nest, which this nest is on the ground and under a piece of plywood, and I shot it right where an egg was. Wierd to see egg yolk oozing out of the snake. Have I grossed everyone out? Not my intention. I'm just proud I can kill a snake with my pistol. It's too hard to use the rifle in the hen house.