In December we bought a foreclosed home on an over grown acre of land here in sunny south Florida. About a month ago we purchased our first chicks. We have a dozen red sex linked pullets all happily grazing in the chicken tractor. Good fun! The plan is to let them free range when I am out in the yard and perhaps unsupervised when they are older and bigger. While we got a great deal on the house, it and the yard need serious work. Speifically the yard has poison ivy and fire ants. I noticed that the ant poison is roughly the same size and shape as the chicken food. While the two are in separate places for now, I am concerned that the chickens may try to eat the ant poison when they are free ranging. Questions: How concerned should I be? Is there a better solution? While I would prefer organic solutions, they need to be practical and effective on an acre + of land that has been neglected.