Fire ant trouble

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cheeseball, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. cheeseball

    cheeseball Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen with 13 4 day old chicks, so they have to stay inside the pen for now which means food inside the pen ,fire ants have invaded the pen,I can't spray ,so what can I do? Anyone know?...Thanks!
     
  2. Brookliner

    Brookliner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might try pouring boiling water on the fire ants...I have don't that with regular ants and killed them. Just don't get the boiling water on the chicks.
     
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  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have dug into the fire ant mound to disrupt it. Plunge a shovel into the mound and upset the structure. It doesn't take much. Most of the time they will simply move to a place where they aren't a problem.

    Chris
     
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