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Controlling Pests

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SubUFarmer, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. SubUFarmer

    SubUFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have any advice on controlling fly and flee population in and around chicken coops? I don't see any benefit they provide in the system and they are only hurting the situation by annoying me and carrying possible diseases. I have asked around locally from feed stores regarding DE and they look at me like I am nuts. I live in Augusta, GA so flies are as natural as sweet tea but I still don't want them around my girls. Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. wistlindixie

    wistlindixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've tried the fly traps, not much luck but better than it was. Good luck and can't wait to hear the responses. I'm in AL so I'm feelin' ya!
     
  3. ky-chicken-farmer

    ky-chicken-farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    i use Country Vet fly spray and automatic dispenser inside my coop. I turn it on in the mornings when i open the doors and turn it off at nite. Its set to spray every 15 mins. Its safe to use and does a pretty good job of keepin flys down
     
  4. SubUFarmer

    SubUFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome. Thanks so much everyone.
     

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