In the Brooder
- Jan 19, 2010
I had a few ant hills in our yard so I put some ant bait on both of them in order to what I thought was protecting the chickens. I was a afraid that my chickens would wander into them and get hurt. Well later this week 3 new ant hills showed up and I just happen to see one of the chickens digging into it and looking for ants and then eating them. I was amazed but was still wondering if the ants could hurt her. The hens seemed to be digging into the hill looking for more as they ate them so I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them and can the ants hurt the chicken? I have since went to the 2 anthills I had baited and killed the ants and watered them down and covered with new soil as to prevent the chickens from possible eating any left over ant bait. They are pretty far from the house but just in case they travel that far i don't want the chickens getting sick. Thanks for any information.