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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rogue Rooster, Jul 15, 2010.
How do you control fly's in the coop and chicken yard, any ideas?
We do it several ways.
1. keep your coop and run extremely clean. We take all the shavings out of the coops once every 2 weeks and replace.
2. don't dump the old shavings on your property. We take our in large sacks to the landfill.
3. Use DE (diatomaceous earth...food grade) and stall dry in the coops liberally
4. See this link https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=368487
We do pretty much the same as above. I use Sweet PDZ in my coop http://www.sweetpdz.com/other-uses.html
I also have a fly trap hanging outside the coop and it seems to keep them from wanting to go inside.
Also, make sure your coop has lots of venilation.
I use a fly trap right outside the chicken house and there is seldom a fly that goes inside. I do empty the waterers outside and I spray any shavings that makes it outside down with the hose at the end of the day otherwise I see an increase in flies the next day.
FLY Predators http://www.spalding-labs.com/?gclid=COOnh-bG7qICFQM7agode1SwdQ They have made a huge difference at our place this year.
Fly predators seem to be working great here, we have a few flies but nothing like it was before. I expected more flies from having chickens but there are less flies. There always seemed to be 5 or 10 inside and I've only seen 1 in the last week. There was an offer for a free bag to try them out and I did. It's the only bag I've used and it's still working. I guess there's plenty of compost around for the black soldier flies to reproduce in and haven't had to get any more. I love it!