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Ant Bites

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by JuliaWesterbeek, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. JuliaWesterbeek

    JuliaWesterbeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time owning chickens, and I live in a really hot country (Singapore) where it is 80 - 90 degrees Fahrenheit all year round and where many insects and pests live. I heard that the best bedding for chickens is wood shaving but I also know that ants like to hide under the wood shaving and bite the chickens. Hamsters die if ants bite them and the wound is not noticed but I am not so sure if chickens are also affected by ant bites. I really want the best bedding for my chickens but I also want them to be safe!! So my question is: Do chickens die from ant bites, if so which bedding could I use instead of pine shavings?
     
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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I use sand in my coop and run....A kitty litter scoop and pail to clean it....Then you will see any ants in the coop...

    Cheers!
     

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