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Ants in my coop. Please help!!!!

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I am having a hard time finding the oils anywhere near me. I went to Lowe's today and picked up some Hot Shot Natural Ant & Roach killer. It has Lemongrass oil, water, mineral oil, wintergreen oil, isopropyl alcohol, carbon dioxide, polygycerol oleate, sodium benzoate.


Was wondering if anyone had experience with the insecticide in or around their chicken coops.

Thanks again for any help in advance.

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Why don't the chickens handle them.  Had a infested rotten stump in a new area of the yard, in one day the ants are gone and the stump was pecked to dust.  and that was with less than a dozen chickens.  If there is too many ants , you might look into a few guineas

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They are  2 months old and are avoiding the ants. It's  a small coop so I won't be able to have any more than 4 chickens.

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Orange oil is the best thing I have found for ants. Here is a product that works really well. http://www.ecowise.com/product_info.php?products_id=185 Also you can just get a plain old bottle of orangle oil from the health food store and dump it over the mound but if you have several problem areas it would be cheaper to get the spray. Good luck.

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Mix sugar and Borax 50-50

Kills a whole colony in a couple days..........never used it around chickens put a little bowl under the coup that the chickens can't get into will do the trick

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There's nothing in that spray that sound bad around chickens.

Proud owner of 3 Red Star hens, 5 white silkies, 1 buff silkie, 1 silkie/red star mix, 2 NH Reds, 3 barred Rocks, 3 Black stars, 1 white terrier mix, 1 hard headed fat Chihuahua, 2 schnauzer mixes, 1 giant male tabby cat (bigger than any of the dogs), and one loving/patient SO, 2 stepsons, and a meal worm colony.  Gig' em Aggies!

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Proud owner of 3 Red Star hens, 5 white silkies, 1 buff silkie, 1 silkie/red star mix, 2 NH Reds, 3 barred Rocks, 3 Black stars, 1 white terrier mix, 1 hard headed fat Chihuahua, 2 schnauzer mixes, 1 giant male tabby cat (bigger than any of the dogs), and one loving/patient SO, 2 stepsons, and a meal worm colony.  Gig' em Aggies!

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There's nothing in that spray that sound bad around chickens.


Plus, it'll make your chickens fire resistant!

post #8 of 23

Ants are heading for food.  Follow them and remove/relocate the food.  No more ants.

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Originally Posted by mjuenem 
Quote:
Originally Posted by aggie9296 

There's nothing in that spray that sound bad around chickens.


Plus, it'll make your chickens fire resistant!


mjuenem

Okay I am not sure if I should laugh or what. Thought this was hilarious. lol

Thanks everyone for your help. I sprayed it while the chickens were out in the yard. Will update tomorrow!


Edited by anm805 - 5/24/11 at 7:22pm
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post #10 of 23

Plus, it'll make your chickens fire resistant!

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