I have 4 month old chickens that I occassionally try to feed a table scrap such as cantaloupe, lettuce, cornbread, etc. I live in Texas with a hot climate at this time of year and within 15 minutes after I put something in their pen, the ants are so bad that they sting my hands as I try to pick up the scrap to trash it. My chicks are not used to eating scraps so they dont just rush to it. I read on here all the time about someone giving their chicks treats. How do you guys deal with the ants?