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Funny use for grits

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Cheri, May 23, 2007.

  1. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have fire ants (you do if you live in Texas.) sprinkle grits until the entire mound is covered white. In a few days they will go away.
     
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Grits as in the edible kind? or grits we give our chickens?
     
  3. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im sorry, I meant grits as in we eat. I had big fire ant hills near my coop and they are dead now.
     
  4. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Good to know! Gonna try it with regular ants that have taken over a flower bed...
     
  5. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate to waste good grits but I will give it a try. Thanks.

    marie
     
  6. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait a sec, something that you ingest will kill the almost industructible fireant! I think thats great, I also think, knowing this, you should really think about eating grits in the future.

    By the way , is this cooked? If so , butter and salt added? [​IMG]
     
  7. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No just sprinkle on it. It is also very good for the enviroment. I didn't believe the little old lady who told me this but it is true.
     
  8. Leon

    Leon Out Of The Brooder

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    The way it works is that after they eat the grits they swell and kill the ants.
     
  9. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:SEE!! I knew there was a reason I didn't eat those things!!!!
     
  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm a Yankee and I eat grits!...must be something in my background there....Mike likes his with cinammon, sugar and butter. I like mine with butter and salt and DH doesn't like them at all.
    Nice to know that something gets rid of those darned things.
     

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