Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by txreddirtgirl, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. txreddirtgirl

    txreddirtgirl Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2011
    Decatur, Tx
    my girls just reached laying age. Today I noticed an abundance of fire ants in their coop and run. [​IMG] So I freaked and moved the coop and run of course. I know fire ants can and will kill a kitten, puppy and baby chicks,,,,,,,,however, do I need to be worried about them getting to my older girls?[​IMG]
  2. lowry075

    lowry075 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011
    Southern California
    Yes, fire ants attack in mass and the pain of their bites is awful. I believe fire ants can kill people in some extreme cases. Where I live, the county will come out for fire ants to treat. I saw fire ant treatment at Home Depot the other day also. I am sorry you are dealing with them.

    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011
  3. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2011
    Southwest Georgia
    I put food grade DE into the run along with sand. Have seen fewer fireants since doing so.
  4. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

    Jun 17, 2011
    Morristown, AZ
    Amdro also works well but be sure the chickens can't get to it.... I use a plastic covered container with large holes at ground level for easy entry and they go in, haul it home and everyone dies...

    Also use DE as a deterant, but the darn things are determined that's for sure, my girls eat the big black ants.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011

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