Ants as food?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kizanne, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I certainly know some people in other cultures eat ants... but I was surprised to find my BR Spot loves ants. Does anyone else have an ant eating chicken? Do they eventually reduce the ant population in and around their range area?
     
  2. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They move and they are made of protein, chicken's aren't picky;) We have huge amounts of ants and our girls free range but I've never noticed a decrease in the numbers.
     
  3. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    We have 2 flocks currently and one flock eats them while the girls in the other flock will not.... Go figure?
     
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several chickens in my flock...they enjoy them....
     
  5. nwfl

    nwfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have many different types of ants on our property. our birds eat all of them, even fire ants. Sometimes an ant hill will fform in the layer run and they don't destroy it right away. Then after a few days the nest is dug up. I wonder if they know about ant larvae? Wish I had more time to study my bird behaviors. The ladies gather around our outdoor dining table and chairs and eat ants off the legs and metalwork. When we let our ladies out in the afternoon to forage they make a run to two places, under the bug zapper and our grey water field area that waters our bananas and figs- for bugs.
     

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