1. poultrygeist

    poultrygeist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before I put the pine shavings in the coop I laid heavy plastic on the floor and 6" up the walls. I recently was in there to insulate and panel the interior. When I moved some shavings out of the way to nail paneling I Noticed a whole s--- load of ants under the plastic- problem or not?
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2009
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    If they are small ants (well, and not fire ants), no problem.

    If they are great big black carpenter ants, BIG problem.

    Good luck,

    Pat
     
  3. poultrygeist

    poultrygeist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why?
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Because carpenter ants eat wood and disintegrate it.

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  5. poultrygeist

    poultrygeist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that! But harm the chicks or smorgasbord. They are trapped there now and can't get out to feed!
     
  6. d73

    d73 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I moved something in my yard. Can't remeber what ,but there was a huge bull ant nest under it and thechickens ate them all.
     

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