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Ants in the Coop... Help

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by savilcr, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. savilcr

    savilcr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been having a problem with anys getting in my coop. They are very small ants but im worried if i put ant killer in there one of the birds might eat it. any suggestions?
     
  2. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
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    D E
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011
  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Let the chickens eat the ants! mine love em
     
  4. Dutchess

    Dutchess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Mine too! They chase them around in the run.[​IMG] then chase each other! LOL
     
  5. seanb

    seanb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2. It's a self-correcting problem.
     
  6. savilcr

    savilcr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the ants are in the nest though, i guess I will just leave them there, will DE work?
     
  7. SlowMoneyFarm

    SlowMoneyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would use DE first. The ants down here in the south are different from up north. I lost a litter of bunnies as the ants swarmed the nest and what they didn't kill the mama did stomping trying to get rid of them. Am moving my rabbits due to issues. [​IMG]
     
  8. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea I would try DE I had ants kill my rabbit as well when I was a kid they swarmed him to death and he had no where to go. They can be very persistant so just be diligent with applying every so often. You can also make up a spray in an empty bottle with ivory soap, veg. oil, and water and spray them that will probably be able to suffocate them on contact and maybe deter them from comming around the coop. It's a great organic method for treating nuisance pests [​IMG]
     

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