Ants

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sweetie pie, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. sweetie pie

    sweetie pie Chirping

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    Does anyone have problems with aunts in the feeders and will they sting the chicks or will they just eat them? My feeder is hanging but some were in the feeder. Thanks :)
     

  2. sweetie pie

    sweetie pie Chirping

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    I meant to say ants [​IMG]
     
  3. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster 5 Years

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    Sounds like extra protein to me!

    Not sure there is anything you can do besides adding DE to their feed. Is the feeder in the coop? If so you could add DE to the coop bedding too. I've seen ants crawling on the outside of my coop but not a single one inside and I use DE
     
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    sweetie pie Chirping

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    Thanks I was planning to get some this weekend
     

  5. SwedishDude99

    SwedishDude99 Chirping

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    As long as your coop isn't too close to your house you will be fine. If they are close to your house, believe me, they will come in looking for more food. They have these small traps for sale at any hardware store that are little green pits with a little bowl on top that drips poison that the ants will bring to the queen of the colony and kill her. I used that to get ants out of my coop and they were gone in about 2 weeks. Haven't come back since.
     
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