treats and ants

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by erindubb, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. erindubb

    erindubb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering how other people deal with this. Anytime I bring the girls a treat - it is usually fruit, since it is so hot out and I like cold fruit on days like this. Well, after minutes - the treats (or what is left of them - or even where the treats were sitting) is covered with millions of ants!! It makes me not want to give treats because it is more for me to clean up. Gross.
     
  2. coastaltx

    coastaltx Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the same problem, so I sprinkle some DE around. It helps, but does not totally solve the problem.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Rather than sprinkling the DE around, pour a big solid pile of it and place the treat in the middle--make the ants HAVE to walk through the DE to get to the fruit.
     
  4. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ants=extra protein, the chickens eat em anyways... unless the chickens mind horribly i wouldn't worry about it.
     

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