Ant's will chicken's eat ant's?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Lovesilkty21, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Lovesilkty21

    Lovesilkty21 Songster

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    I’m wondering if chicken’s will eat ant’s or if chicken like to eat ant’s, or if it's safe for them?

    Our yard is loaded I just fought ant back out of our house again today that were after our dog’s food.

    If they like ant’s do you think they will drop the ant population a good bit for us?

    Will they eat rolly pully potato bugs, we also seem to have a lot of those?

    Thanks for the help!!
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    My birds eat ants. I haven't seen any ill effects.
     
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Same with me.
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Mine eat ants. They eat anything that moves or flies too close to them.
     
  5. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    no ill effects...and they are good protein
     
  6. Lovesilkty21

    Lovesilkty21 Songster

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    Thank you thank you
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Maybe it depends on the kind of ant, or how many they eat, but I've heard of chickens getting quite ill from the formic acid.
     
  8. Quillgirl

    Quillgirl Songster

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    Mine aren't eating ants, that I can tell. They eat every other sort of bug.
     
  9. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Songster

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    Mine love ants. They chase them and converge on piles. I usually try to keep them away from the fire ants but they refuse to be swayed. [​IMG]
     
  10. isadream

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    Maggierae what kind of chickens do you have?? I need some to eat fire ants!!

    Renee
     

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