Flies..

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AshleyNicole06, May 24, 2018.

  1. AshleyNicole06

    AshleyNicole06 Songster

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    HELP!!!
    Flies are attacking my pekins! How do I get rid of them???
     
  2. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Crowing

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    Try making fly traps. Fun with littles too. Look up some good ideas. Also Pinterest has some fun ones
     
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  3. house.of.ducks

    house.of.ducks Songster

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    I agree with Ducksandchickens fly traps sound like the best idea.
     
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  4. AshleyNicole06

    AshleyNicole06 Songster

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    Okay, ill look some up, but what about the ones that are on my ducks?
     
  5. house.of.ducks

    house.of.ducks Songster

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    Hopefully the fly traps will get most of them. Sorry if my advice isn’t great I haven’t had this problem yet lol.
     
  6. Vyctoria

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    I used the fly tape that you hang fron the ceiling in my coop. Just two of them wiped out the flies pretty quick. The difference it made was like night and day. And they're fairly cheap.
     
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  7. Jpat

    Jpat Crowing

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    Clean the coop real good too
     
  8. AshleyNicole06

    AshleyNicole06 Songster

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    The thing is that they free roam the yard all day, and go in at night.
     
  9. Trux

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    There is a commercial one I use made by Rescue. It is a bag with a yellow top you pull up fill with water and hang it up where you can't smell it
     
  10. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Mother Duck to Jabby, Gabby, Abby and Dabby

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    I've heard about vanilla repelling flies. Maybe you could 'mist' them with a little vanilla extract mixed with water...... Then I'd check out predatory wasps - they don't sting and they attack the fly larva. We live in Shenandoah Valley which is plagued with flies due to all the livestock. We put out the predatory wasps this year and haven't had any issues with flies. https://www.spalding-labs.com/produ...ly_control_for_backyard_chickens/default.aspx
     
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