Only a couple of weeks ago I naively asked if the flies from keeping chickens were that bad. Now I know. I have flies, lots of flies, big juicy nasty flies. The normal measures don't work because I live next door to a dairy farm so just keeping the hen house dry doesn't do it. My chickens, pigs and goats manure is attracting way more flies than grow in their own manure. It seems like every fly from my neighbors cattle are coming to my yard to visit. I have become fly central for the state of Virginia. Am I painting the picture well enough... I am getting desperate. This just started and it seems to be getting far worse. My first thought was guineas but due to issues with them refusing to stay in the yard I have decided against them. I know Indian Runner ducks would stay inside the electric fence but I don't know if they will eat flies. If they won't can someone PLEASE suggest an animal that can be confined in my yard that will eat the blasted things before I go nuts.