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FLIES! how to get rI'd of them in my garden

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ChockLover, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. ChockLover

    ChockLover Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 7 chickens and they free range in the garden which is quite big. They poop everywhere on the grass and flies are everywhere. I pickup their droppings 4 times a day but can only pickup dry ones not wet ones. Any ideas on getting rid of them naturally? Don't wanthink to use chemicals that are bad for my own health aservices I also have a kid. Basically the flies are all over the grass.
     
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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a good natural way that I use. Get a few fly traps for starters. Get more as your need incur. Now you want to know what I'm talking about. These traps are available at all farm supply stores, Walmart, and most all home centers. They come in many different varieties but work all the same way. You fill the trap with water and add the potent but not dangerous fly attractant. Flies are drawn to this and enter the container. Fly IQ is about negative 30. so they cant figure out how to get back out. The buzzing flies inside the container attract more flies to come on over and join. When you get one going , don't be surprised to have about 10,000 in a week. Some traps are disposable and others are reusable. I keep about 6 or more active in my chicken area during summer. My neighbors enjoy having barbecues in their back yards without incurring flies. Seems I'm cleaning out the whole neighborhood. Hope this helps you.
     
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  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Forgot to mention, these traps will have to hang from a tree branch garden hook or whatever is in your yard. Follow directions that comes with traps. Placement , height , sun, shade . and such. You will learn quickly what works for you best.
     
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