Anyone use flytraps in the coop?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by nuttyredhead, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    I use the DE (thinking i was using to little) and the flies are nasty. Of course the extreme heat isnt helping im sure! So i was just wondering if anyone else uses flytraps in their coops?

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  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I did for about 2 weeks. The flytraps smell like a dead body and at first I thought the chickens were sick...if you get up close and sniff the traps, they dont stink. They just make the whole area stink.

    Then my DH knocked it down and *SPLLLOOOOORT* there was dead fly goo everywhere. He had to throw himself down on it to prevent the chickens from eating the dead flies & nastiness. Like he was throwing himself on a grenade.

    I got a shovel and lllaaaaauuuugggghhed.
     
  3. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:[​IMG] That man is a chicken hero!
     
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Yes, he seems to think so. [​IMG]
     
  5. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    Quote:Too funny! I will try them, it can't hurt! I will just make sure the chickens cant get to them!

    Thanks for your response!
     
  6. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    I put the fly traps with the wet stuff just outside the coop, where none of the chickens can bump it.
    I tried putting a sticky trap way up in the top of the coop, but my Delaware rooster decided it didn't match the decor or something and he wrestled it into oblivion- it took several of his tail feathers and butt feathers as it went down, but he got it! [​IMG]
     
  7. Ironsights

    Ironsights Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The rooster is a chicken hero too!
     
  8. SusanD

    SusanD Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was interested to hear that flytraps can be quite smelley, as that seems to be what's happening with the ones my dad put up in cur run. I would be curious to hear what other use for fly control, in case there's an option that might work better.
     
  9. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use the big bag fly traps but have them AWAY from the run (about 50 feet). Those things attract flies from a pretty good area and you want to draw them AWAY from the chickens, not into the run. I now this thread is old, but kudos to the guy that jumped on the dropped fly bag - that took some big ones! :)
     

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