Flies in food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickens-2016, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. Chickens-2016

    Chickens-2016 Out Of The Brooder

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    How do I get rid of the flies? I know it's normal to have them around the food but just wondering if there is a way to reduce the flies? I have a clean coup, I actually clean it once a week...is that enough or maybe its the food I give them>?

    Any thoughts or suggestions?
     
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Two....composting deep litter and fermented feed. I haven't seen a fly in my coop in 4 yrs now due to these two wonderful changes.
     
  3. ChickyChicksxo

    ChickyChicksxo New Egg

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    I agree with this!
    I don't have many flies either, I mean, I do, but not over the top.
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Good Lord!
    Hang Vanilla car fresheners in the trees or on your run!
    Flies like poop, hate vanilla!

    Try it! Also use sand in your run and mix it twice a week!
     
  5. Chickens-2016

    Chickens-2016 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     

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