Ants!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by pdbantam, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. pdbantam

    pdbantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What can I used in the chicken pen to kill ants? [​IMG]
     
  2. FriendlyFlyer

    FriendlyFlyer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THEY WON'T EAT THEM?!?!?!?! My chickens go absolutely CRAZY for an ant hill!! But if your chickens won't eat them and they are too much of a problem, than I don't know what to tell you. I highly advise you NOT use ant killers in a chicken pen. Sorry.
     
  3. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Use DE == no harm to your chickens, harm to ants.

    It needs to be kept dry. I use it on ants all the time.
     
  4. pdbantam

    pdbantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's fire ants. They are always getting in the feed.
     
  5. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Oh how I hate fire ants. I still think that a good thick dusting of DE would wipe them out. It cuts their exoskeleton (microscopically) and they die.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011
  6. GatorInBama

    GatorInBama Out Of The Brooder

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    What's DE?
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    A waste of money.
     
  8. yakibert

    yakibert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was helpful.
     
  9. Guinea and Chicken raiser

    Guinea and Chicken raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ants are bothering my flock a bit too. i suggest moving the cage... if ants follow, move the cage one more time and get ant spray. make sure cage and birds are far away. i killed ants like that.. they go after chicken food they don't eat and red ants can and do bite the chickens.
     
  10. WaldensRidge

    WaldensRidge Out Of The Brooder

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    What about Sevin dust? My uncle uses it on his hunting dogs in south Ga.
     
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