chicks and flies

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Gracie_Chickie, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. Gracie_Chickie

    Gracie_Chickie Out Of The Brooder

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    We just got chicks about a week ago. They stay in our garage in a cage. As I went out today to visit them there were so many flies in the cage. I coudn't enjoy myself when I was out there. What is good way to get rid of all of these flies?
    -Grace:
     
  2. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    DE.

    I use both DE and SweetPDZ in the coop - for horse and chickens.
    I also move any fruit and veggie treats that don't get eaten (not much of that going on!)
     
  3. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    You'll need to buy a dozen frogs to keep with your chicks...
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    But remember, if you get a dozen frogs to keep with the chicks, be sure the chicks can't eat them because they'll love the chance to eat the frogs.
     
  5. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    You guys....................... [​IMG]

    But if you get the frogs you'll need a pond. And a couple of fish and a duck or three....
     
  6. PeiTheCelt

    PeiTheCelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Forget chicken enabling, this place is full of animal enabling!! [​IMG]
     
  7. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
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    You just need to make sure the cage stays clean and dont let there food get wet or it will atracked flies and bugs.You might just get a ew fly traps a set it arond the garage.

    p.s. I like your avatar.
     
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  8. Gracie_Chickie

    Gracie_Chickie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou everyone
    P.S.
    Thankyou lacy_94;)
     
  9. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    If you decide you want to use DE (Diatomaceous Earth) make sure that you only use food grade DE.

    Dawn
     

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