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They come in the night

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Mosquitos and gnats. Tons and tons of them. Is there anyway to rid the coop of them? Or is it even a big deal? My birds are free range most of the day, they only come into the coop to roost (if that makes a difference). Thanks for y'all's help!
post #2 of 6

Is there standing water (water that has been sitting a while and not refreshed daily)? Is there left over scraps uneaten (fruits and veggies)? Reason I ask is those are two things that will attract Mosquitos and gnats. If there is, then cleaning and removing those sources should clear up the problem.

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post #3 of 6
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Well there are, but they aren't in the roosting area, I keep those out in the yard and run area. But suppose I could try to move them farther away
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The water will have to wait since I still can't use my knees yet to crawl to it :p
post #5 of 6

I have the same problem (maybe not a huge amount of the bugs,) but I have no standing water at all in the coop - no water in there in fact. Very strange.

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Yea I think they might be attracted to the poop too
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