Will setting out ant poison hurt my chickens???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickychick106, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. chickychick106

    chickychick106 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have ants that are in our house (which happens every year), we usually put out ant poison that is like food and they pick it up and bring it back to their colony and it kills them. It is very strong and has worked great in the past. My worry is that the ants may pick up the poison and then go into the chicken coop with it. Is this something I should be worried about? Would my chickens get sick or worse??
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    If it is the granules like Amdro ant block, I'd be worried about the chickens picking up the granules.
     
  3. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Outdoor ant traps would be the safest option.
    Lowes sells them.
    PIC Ant Killing Systems.
     
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