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Buffalo gnats...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Momagain1, May 13, 2011.

  1. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    how do you control them??

    They can kill a chicken within a few hours around here (from what the farmers have said!)...they are terrible and just hang around your eyes and nose/mouth...

    my girls are shaking their face every few seconds...they have even retreated to their coop...even though its too hot to be in there the
    whole day...

    I cannot (meaning dont have ability) get a fan out there to have breezes to keep them away...

    any ideas??
     
  2. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    anyone?
     
  3. Ceilismom

    Ceilismom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try putting some vanillaroma air fresheners in the coop and run, and/or, try spraying the chickens with real vanilla extract.
     
  4. Betsy57

    Betsy57 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Quote:I live in southern Illinois and I've noticed them out now too and driving my poor chickies nuts too. I bought some Poultry Protector spray from Murray McMurray Hatchery and it works really well. You just spray the chickies with it as a fine mist and keep it out of their eyes/nose.
     
  5. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    Thanks!! I'll try the vanilla as I dont have the poultry stuff!
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

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