I am hoping someone can help me out here...I haven't had much luck on this forum but I am a newbie in the chicken world and am totally freaked out right now. I just went out to collect eggs(my girls are mid-day layers) and the outside edges of the hen house and the roof line are COVERED with tiny ants!!! Its as if there was a nest under the shingles! I can't tell if they are carrying food or eggs but regardless there are THOUSANDS of ants!!! All my girls are out and about right now, and according to my son the ants have been there for a while...grrr...I don't know how I did not see them before! They are not inside the coop, thankfully, but still...YUCK!!! What can I use to get rid of them? I don't want to use a pesticide and harm the girls in any way, is there anything I can do? Please help!!!