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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MarkBonnie, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. MarkBonnie

    MarkBonnie New Egg

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    Hi everyone, my husband and I just got out first 4 chickens last week. He built a beautiful coop and they have settled in. Of course we have questions and are scouring this site for answers and better ways of doing things. We have noticed lots of flies and we'd sure love to have advice about that. All in all the girls are great. We got a Barred Rock, a silver Wyandotte, a golden Wyandotte and a golden Araucana.

    Bonnie
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sounds like you have a pretty and colorful flock! Here is a nice thread from the Pest forum on dealing with flies https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/666192/flies I like to use the Revenge Fly Strips in smaller coops (if you can hang them where the chickens can't get to them).
     
  3. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the flock. Feel free to ask any questions you might have.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Bonnie. Glad you decided to join our flock. We are all chicken obsessed here. Just beware of "chicken math." Very few BYC members are immune to it. :eek:) You can use either fine pea gravel or coarse river sand (not fine sand like beach sand) on the floor of your coop/run to help control flies. Unlike other types of bedding or litter, flies don't like laying their eggs in fine pea gravel or sand. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]Glad you joined us!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     

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