Best chicken breed for bug/ant control?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AZ Rabbits, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. AZ Rabbits

    AZ Rabbits Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 27, 2008
    I know that Guineas would be the best type of bird for bug, spider and ant control, but due to where I live and the noise problems that Guinea Fowl would cause, they aren't an option. So what type of chicken is the best for foraging ants, bugs and spiders? Egg production and size doesn't matter, as I have plenty other chickens for that. And I know that many breeds will find the bigger bugs, but most don't care about ants that I have seen. Are there any breeds that are really good at bug control compared to others?

    Thanks in advance for your input!
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    A friend of mine has Hamburgs and she swears they do an awesome job of bug control.

    I have guineas.

  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Muscovy ducks. My 7 week old babies were out snapping up the mosquitoes with gusto last night. They aren't mallard derived so they don't quack. If you get a couple drakes you won't have to worry about flying either, they're too heavy.

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