Ants all over?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by rhodeislandred1, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. rhodeislandred1

    rhodeislandred1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I literally see ants crawling out of their bowll in the coop and carrying food. How can i get rid of those pesky ants?
     
  2. TTracy

    TTracy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. rhodeislandred1

    rhodeislandred1 Out Of The Brooder

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    So i can just put that powder anywhere and my chickens will stay safe?
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    When the bowl is empty the chickens will get hungry. The ants will disappear one peck at a time.

    Hungry chickens develope a taste for ants.
     
  5. TTracy

    TTracy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, its ok for them to eat it. Some people say thats its actually good for chickens and can be used as a natural wormer.

     
  6. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: They say it, but it's not true.
    The easiest way to solve your ant problem LONG TERM is use a hanging feeder so they can't get in
     
  7. coffeychicks

    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ants are extra protein for chickens lol ok maybe not but my girls love to find an ant nest
     
  8. rhodeislandred1

    rhodeislandred1 Out Of The Brooder

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    will DE also get rid of the flies?
     
  9. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    It might help a little by DRYING things up, but it won't kill enough of them to make a real difference.
    The best way to control flies is to control moisture and odor
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2013
  10. 3chickchicks

    3chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put it within a pale of water so it's like a mote.

    Or sprinkle a ring of DE around it.

    A few of my girls love ants. They've even made ant piles change locations. There was one by my porch and the girls would head straight for it, scratch in it to get the ants running and slurp them up.
     

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