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orange ants??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by spish, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    we recently built a new coop in the garden for our mini chickens, i felt it would be that bit safer if they were nearer the main house. anyhow after a few weeks a began to notice lots of orangy coloured ants around the base of the run attached to the coop. today when i did the monthly clean out, i took out the food and water containers and there underneath were big 'mounds' full of thousands of these ants.

    my question is....are these harmful to my little bantams? how can i get rid of them without poison? (incase the little bantams get to the poison in the coop)
    i dont think they are fire ants...they seem more orange in colour than red.....
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hatched 13 chicks & put them in the brooder I left for about 20 minutes & returned & dang fire ants had attacked one of the biddies.I used DE food grade & it stopped my ant problem. I had to put the biddie down she was in such pain. The ants literary bit her all over it was sad.
     

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