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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mikey D, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Mikey D

    Mikey D Songster

    Jul 12, 2011
    Apache Junction AZ

    I'm just getting started & neither my Barred Rocks, Australorps, Production Reds nor Red Broilers have any interest in eating ants.

    Meal worms are like crack to them but they could care less about ants.

    Are there any breeds that have a propensity for eating ants?

    Yes I know it's a weird question, but...[​IMG] [​IMG]

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  2. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Sevin dust is the best breed I've found for ants. The bantams like to pick at them more than the standards, but no where near as much as I'd like them to!!! The phrase "breed like rabbits" should be breed like ants!!!! BTW, DE does not work against my ants, but that's what people will tell you in about 10 minutes....
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2011
  3. Attila the Honey

    Attila the Honey In the Brooder

    Jan 21, 2011
    The Aardvark breed...
  4. rirbrahma

    rirbrahma Chirping

    Oct 25, 2011
    My silkie loves ants! I have a log that JUMBO ants live on and she gobbles them up [​IMG]
  5. 4acresNachick

    4acresNachick In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2011
    My silkies like ants as well but unfortunately the only time they eat them is when My five year old catches the ant, squish it and place it in the treat dish in the coop. then I have to pick up the little spoiled darlings and place them in front of the treat dish and stand guard so the bigger girls don't take the ants from them! I love my two silkies but foragers they are not.
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    None of my flock are interested in ants. I have a mix of hatchery birds---ee, barred rock, buff orp, brown leghorn, rir, glw. I also have some non-hatchery bantam cochins who couldn't care less. They all like most other type of bugs, but not ants. Or the little pill bugs.
  7. Mikey D

    Mikey D Songster

    Jul 12, 2011
    Apache Junction AZ
    Quote:Very cool! [​IMG] Which hatchery sells them?

  8. Mikey D

    Mikey D Songster

    Jul 12, 2011
    Apache Junction AZ
    Quote:Thanks Rir!

    I'll inquire on the silkie thread.
  9. Mikey D

    Mikey D Songster

    Jul 12, 2011
    Apache Junction AZ
    Quote:Do you think it would work if the five year old was a grand-baby?

    Thanks 4sodium!

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