Wierd emergency, I know. But it is something I need help with right now. I have a 4' raised bed that I was planting cukes in when I hit a mound and a million ants with white things (maggots?) in their mouths went scurrying. I took one of my 2 month old chicks and put her in the box cause I wanted her to take care of them. But of course she acted like I was trying to kill her and left immediately. Then I took their run and put it over the raised bed and put all four of them in there. They have no interest in the ants, and are trying to get out. They aren't fire ants... just little black ones. So why are they not eating them? I've seen them 'go to town' on an ant mound before and they loved eating them. Should I let them out, because they know something I don't know? Or should I make them stay in there and be my natural pesticides? (This is the biggest reason I got chickens in the first place!) I just went and checked on them again and they're huddled together in the opposite side of the box away from the ants.