Flies in the coop? Bees in the coop?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SuperLuke, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. SuperLuke

    SuperLuke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IS THERE ANYTHING i can do about flies in the coop? Also about bees in the coop
     
  2. SuperLuke

    SuperLuke Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Mint is one of the best fly repellers out there. Lemongrass, dill, basil and rosemary are all good too. I'm not sure about bees. You might try marigolds.
     
  4. SuperLuke

    SuperLuke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So do i put the plant out side the coop?
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    You can put it inside the coop, inside the run, outside the coop or outside the run.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Flies can be hard to repel. Definitely try the herbs. Flies and bees don't like certain smells. I use sand in my coop and run and it keeps the flies away. Flies like damp stinky areas and sand is very dry and absorbs odors.

    You can also post this question in our Predators and Pests section for lots more input on this...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/13/predators-and-pests

    Good luck with this and welcome to our flock!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    This subject comes up from time to time. A lot of people swear by those little yellow Xmas tree car deodorizers in vanilla scent. They claim flies do not like the smell. You might try "Fly repellents," in the search box.
     

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