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Fire ants

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by sgillette, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. sgillette

    sgillette New Egg

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    Help! My baby chick ate a fire ant yesterday and is really sick this morning. She can barely move. I read that you shouldn't give them water but she will die of dehydration if I don't. Is there any hope for her? Right now I am keeping her warm and eye dropping water into her beak every few hours. It has almost been 24 hours since she ate it.
     
  2. Latestarter

    Latestarter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure why eating a fire ant would hurt the chick aside from maybe impacting crop if no grit to break it up... I mean chickens eat any and all bugs they can catch, including ants... Has the chick had access to grit?
     
  3. 11ChickenGirl11

    11ChickenGirl11 Out Of The Brooder

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    The ant might not have been digested fully and then bit her from the inside [​IMG]. We don't have fire ants where I live though so I can't help as much as I want to. Sorry, I hope your chick is ok in the end [​IMG].
     

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