does hens eat red ants as well

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Berynn, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    I have a red ant problem do I need to protect my chickens from red ants or will they snack on them as well?
     
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    red sting ants will get in you nest and bite your babies.also bite your chickens.
     
  3. Berynn

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    So I guess that is a no they will not eat them. How can I keep my hens safe from ants. I don't plan on having any baby chicks out side, I will wait for them to be fully feathered.
    I HATE STING ANTS!!!!!
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Some chickens eat ants but most don't. Ants have a chemical in them
    that doesn't taste very good. I've tried to get mine to eat ants - nope.
    They love spiders though.
     

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