How "YOU" Control FIre Ants with Your Free Range Chickens Roaming.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Farmer Connie, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Overrun With Chickens

    Fire Ants are now out of control. But if you have you Livestock especially Chickens roaming,
    how would You fight back against these nasty biting pests without using Amdro which looks pretty darn tempting to your unsuspecting poultry peeps? Fight Fire with Fire Time
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  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    If you can find the nest I'd put a barrier around the nest & add Amdro! If you can keep your chickens in an enclosed area, then I'd sprinkle Amdro where they can't get at & keep them secured for about a month? I hate those Fire Ants! Good luck & hopefully someone can help you....
     
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  3. Chickassan

    Chickassan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens are eating the fire ants, no way am I getting in the middle of that.:)
     
  4. RoosterCogburn7

    RoosterCogburn7 Chicken Atlas Farm NPIP 74-4231 Premium Member

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    Chickens have sensitive feet. I have noticed that those who blunder near a pile leave quickly.
     
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  5. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Overrun With Chickens

    Ours range 2 acres. They have plenty of freedom. They avoid the piles. The Ant piles are mountain ranges. The Goats are stepping in them and not a good situation. Amdro attracts the chickens and putting a box or so over the Amdroed mound attracts the goats to knock them over to invite the chickens.
    On the other hand, my imprisoned Chickens in Breeding Houses are ant free.
    Water hose or dish soap make the mounds move over a couple feet.
     
  6. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Overrun With Chickens

    Too many birds to keep locked that long. Thanks though
     
  7. Chickassan

    Chickassan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine aren't imprisoned in the least, they have around an acre to forage woods and grass. They just like the ants,I don't get it but I'm certainly not going to stop them. I would rather they be in chicken bellies than making mountains in the yard.
     
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  8. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Overrun With Chickens

    NEVER SAID THEY WERE..... I WAS REFERRING TO MY BREEDING HOUSES.
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  9. Chickassan

    Chickassan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't mean it like that.I meant they aren't without options on bugs to eat they are just actively seeking out ants.Sorry for any confusion.
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  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    @Farmer Connie ...This link gave me an error:

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