Hi! We have been letting our 3 chickens run free for the past few days while we try to eradicate this ginger ant nest. Since the wet season has started here in the tropics of Northern Territory Australia, a gigantic ant nest has sprung up and we believe that it is actually the size of the whole cage (6x6 metres) and in parts the ants have dug to the surface and have multiple openings for them to escape the wet. If we go to collect eggs for just a few seconds we are bitten/stung by at least 3 ants and it STINGS! The nest is so large that the baits haven't worked that well and they are still active. Our vet said that chicken feet are tough and they don't really feel the bite, is this true? Because we have to leave them in the cage from tomorrow during most of the day while we begin work again. The chickens definitely notice the ants because they shuffle their feet and kick, pick them off when they get bitten. We would like to know what you think about this problem. Thank you.