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Fly problem in coop.

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Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I try to keep it clean and it's pretty dry in there. I feel like I'm getting attacked by a swarm of flies when I walk in. I sprayed down the coop with tempo and just used a hot shot fogger tonight. I'm about to go out there with a fly swatter ha ha.
post #2 of 5
I like to use those sticky unrolling things, sorry I don't know the name, just don't bump into them.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 5

I have no flies or smell in my coop.  I attribute that to a couple of things.  I have hardware cloth on the windows and vents but also attached screening to the inside of the hardware cloth just to keep out bugs.  I also use Sweet PDZ in the coop on a poop board under the roosting bar as well as mixed in with the coop bedding and it dries up the poop really well.  If you have any moisture in your coop you should try and address that.  

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Keeping the flys out is one step. If you don't want to install wire cloth, you can take something like tesa Insect stop Hook and Loop ie. I am sure that other companies that have something like it too.  It is easy to install and works well for me.
Killing the flys that are already in with fly paper could be the next step. But it takes some days to kill all the flys and like oldhenlikesdogs wrote, don't bump into it and keep it away from curious chickens. 
Using PDZ or cat litter on the poop board will prevent the flys to lay eggs into the chicken poop. 
If you do all three things, the fly problem should be solved in a week. 

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Thanks everyone! I figured out a way to get fly stripes up without them knocking them down and it helped immensely. It was only an issue for about 2-3 weeks but it was horrible. Haven't had the stipes up since and haven't had a problem since. Thanks for the advice!
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