Flies in Chicken Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Barry Natchitoches, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicken coop used to just be fenced in, but I've attached temporary plywood walls to the hurricane fencing to help protect my gals during the winter. I've also put flurescent lighting in the coop.


    Problem is, where the flies used to be able to fly right out of the hurricane fencing, they are unable to fly out now due to the walls being closed in. So the flies are doing a great job right now at "being fruitful and multiplying."


    I clean the coop and run regularly, so that is not the problem.


    Is there a way to handle that problem, short of using a can of Raid?
     
  2. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hang some sticky strips...just make sure they are out of the way, up high so the chickies won't stick to them!!! They also have those actual traps...like a plastic bottle with a special lid...you put them away from your house and the thing attracts them and catches/kills them...they sell them at the garden center around here. Good luck, flies are yucky!
     
  3. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    Doesn't DE also help with flies?
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    DE will help.
    also, get some fly traps with attractant like this:


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    God bless and hope you get your problem solved! flies make me insane![​IMG]
     
  5. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats the thing i was trying to describe! Thanks jayne!
     
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:just hookin' you up, Lady! and you are soooo welcome!

    i love these things. they stink to high heaven, but they work extremely well. the more flies that get in, the more it attracts. oh yeah![​IMG]
     
  7. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Ga
    Quote:just hookin' you up, Lady! and you are soooo welcome!

    i love these things. they stink to high heaven, but they work extremely well. the more flies that get in, the more it attracts. oh yeah![​IMG]

    Miss_jayne is right. I have 3 horses, I live in Ga=Flies. The only thing I have found that keeps the numbers down is the scented trap. I see the one above is glass, they also come in plastic. I buy plastic and when almost full throw away.
     
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