Ants in the Coop, Help!

Ants can be a real problem when they invade the chicken coop. If you don’t take action, they will be in the feed, water, not to mention aggravate your birds with inflamed feet and legs from ant bites.

Natural, but Rather Time Consuming…

Mix a few cap fulls of orange oil in a gallon of water and pour it on the mound. Then put the mixture in a spray bottle and spray it directly on the ants away from the mound.
To keep ants away from the coop put a line of peppermint oil around the entire coop. I haven’t tried this myself, but I hear the ants won’t pass over the line.

My Favorite, and Easiest Way to Manage Ants…

Put ant traps under flower pots in and around the coop. Yay! Easy, and WORKS.

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Author: amy elizabeth

Writer, Author, Artist, Chicken Keeping Resource Blogger

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