Fire Ants

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Aurie, May 29, 2008.

  1. Aurie

    Aurie New Egg

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    I was hoping to put the chickens on the ground. But then I just noticed a new fire ant hill in the yard. We use granular pesticides for the ants. It works very well. We just haven't treated yet this year.

    But am I going to be forced to keep chickens off the ground or is there a way to deal with these ants?
     
  2. talos321

    talos321 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Give them some moistened artificial sweetener with aspartame. It will kill them quickly. I used this until I found a few of my chickens have a taste for fire ants.
     
  3. carugoman

    carugoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbors pay me $50 for a day of my flock chowing down on tasty fire ants...and they buy the meat and eggs also and the poop fertilizes their lawns!
     

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