So we have automatic feeders in our coops. I went out to top them off last night and discovered hundreds of bees in the feeders going in & out of them and swarmin all around them! Then this morning I go out to collect eggs and our goats are going absolutely nuts!!! I look in their pen and the ground is crawling, along with their tire for them to climb on. I start lookin closer and notice their bed is also covered & 5 of my chickens are on top refusing to come down! I start lookin at the chain link fence & it's made of ants!!! Even their water bucket was about 3 inches deep with dead ants! Those HUGE red fire ants! All of these have wings! They are all in our mesquite tree, and all over our girls! Anyone else with these problems???? My hubby went in and saved the chickens, (gettin bit a few times) bless his heart! Then he covered the tire, and ground and everything and sparked it up! Killed about 3/4 of them. So now it's time to do our afternoon feed and we still can't put the goats back cuz the ants are just to thick! I can't leave em runnin loose overnight, in case they fall into the pond, or something. So now what? HHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!