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MY CHICKEN ATE ANTS, HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by 81chickens, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. 81chickens

    81chickens Hatching

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    So I have this ant nest about 50 feet from my chicken coop, I always make sure to stand out there by the ant hill to make sure none of the chickens eat them, I was told they are poisonous. Well unfortunately I needed to go to the bathroom, I was only gone for 53 minutes and I rushed back outside, that is when saw it--- One of my hens was standing above the ant hill and pecking at the ground, I rushed over to grab her but I am afraid it is to late, her face is already starting to look weird, I am sure she has eaten an ant....
     
  2. Kayla's Lunch

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    I've read that ants are fine for chickens to eat but that some ants produce a chemical chickens may not like. I've read that lots of chickens eat ants. Are these some kind of particular ants that are poisonous to chickens?
     
  3. imnukensc

    imnukensc Songster

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    Chickens eat ants all the time. Nothing to worry about. I'd be more concerned about taking 53 minutes to use the bathroom not to mention timing my bathroom breaks down to the minute.
     
  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Crowing

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  5. Bryant Redhawk

    Bryant Redhawk Songster

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    Unless you are in Australia or Africa you don't have to worry about any ants being poisonous to your chickens. I have three types of fire ant, carpenter ants, Aphid farmer ants and several other species that love to call my land home. The chickens eat them all when they spot them and nothing happens except the chickens get a meal and I have a few less ants to deal with.
     
  6. coach723

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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Welcome to BYC. Your chicken will be fine.
     
  8. PotatoHead

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    Post of the month!!! :goodpost:
     
  9. 81chickens

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    I am not sure what type of ant it is, here is a picture----
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  10. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

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    Well, this thread has certainly degenerated :D . Glad you have a sense of humor!
    Welcome to BYC, by the way!
     
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