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post #21 of 29

Can you share a picture of your run or house? My take is if you have a fly problem that bad, you have a litter problem (or lack thereof) causing it.

post #22 of 29
Fly predators are very effective at minimizing flies around horse barns. They kill the immature fly before it has a chance to mature and they are so tiny you don't even see them. Many horse supply sites such as Valley Vet carry them and pack of 5000 will set you back about 20 bucks. Might be worth a try...no chemicals and no monitoring traps.
post #23 of 29
Ours is caused by our mulberry and pear trees hmm.png This is our first summer with poultry and I'm hoping they like mulberries. If not, hopefully they like the fly feast under the tree lol
Edited by SunHwaKwon - 5/18/16 at 12:53pm

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by mrscrabtree92 View Post

I've read some things on how to get rid of flies but want to know your ideas and what works for yall.

 

http://www.rense.com/general38/dducks.htm

 

 

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by RonP View Post

What material do you have as a run floor and is it dry?
Its grass and dirt right now
post #26 of 29
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We live in a subdivision so the flies arent from anything else but the chicken feces and its getting worse in the coop now too i put out some DE and i do a deep layer in coop
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by Howard E View Post

Can you share a picture of your run or house? My take is if you have a fly problem that bad, you have a litter problem (or lack thereof) causing it.





The coop has about 2inches of pine chips in there we stir and add more every week
post #28 of 29
How many birds are contained in that run area? And are they contained there full time? How often do you clean it out?

You suggested you are doing the 'deep litter' and if you are attempting to get it to compost naturally adding DE is detrimental, and 2" is not nearly deep enough to support composting... Also bird density plays a huge factor, if the poop is 'caking' the bird density is too high and you will need to shovel it out...
post #29 of 29
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8 8week old chickens right now will be 7 here in a few weeks. The coop we fully clean out every few weeks and replace with new litter
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