Lost 2 baby chicks to fire ants

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jeggen5, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. jeggen5

    jeggen5 Hatching

    Oct 28, 2012
    I have a broody hen sitting. She has hatched 2 eggs and the fire ants got them. The ants are literally eating my hen to death as well. I have moved her to storage shed with eggs and put natural powder under the crate nest. What is the best ant killer to get and is there something i can dust my chicken with?
  2. CharterChick

    CharterChick Songster

    Jul 21, 2014
    Aberdeen, WA
    My Coop
    I don't know but I hope someone that does responds! poor mama!
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    Try using seven dust. You should be able to dust the area and not really have to put it directly on her. Just make sure you have picked all the ants off her. I have had to use seven on baby chicks and the mom before for mites. I dusted some ants yesterday and they started dying immediately. Very satisfying.

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