Can ants hurt chicks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by shandea, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. shandea

    shandea Out Of The Brooder

    74
    3
    39
    Mar 17, 2007
    Perhaps this is a silly question. I wouldn't think anything of it for adult chickens, but mine are only about 3.5 weeks old. I have them in the temporary coop outside when it's nice and warm and move it around the yard each day. We have a lot of small ant hills. Should I make sure there isn't one where I put their coop? Or can they get rid of this problem of ants for me now? I just can't help but think that they may get bitten. They're not fire ants or anything, but still.

    Thanks!
     
  2. slystr

    slystr Chillin' With My Peeps

    188
    0
    139
    Mar 11, 2007
    Dallas TX
    I would be worried about them if the ants were fire ants. I posted a thread in the PEsTS section that you might want to check out.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by