Which Chicken Breed Eagerly Eats Harvester Ants?

Euarto Gullible

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6 Years
Apr 14, 2013
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Hello,

I recently got 7 Buff Orpingtons. I got them because I had read they were good at foraging for a heavy breed. I was hoping for some ant control in garden. When I first put them outside at 4-5 weeks, I was encouraged because there was some exploratory pecking. Now, at 7 weeks, they completely ignore the ants.
I have 7 eggs in the incubator now for assorted breeds and am looking to do another hatch, but I want to hatch breeds that are going to vigorously go after ants.
Any suggestions?
 

chfite

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Jun 7, 2011
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You might have more success with the chickens eating ants by waiting until they are more mature. There may be better ways to control ants. Guineas seem to have a better reputation for insect control.

Chris
 

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