Flies???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nichole77, May 17, 2008.

  1. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My yard as loaded with flies. How do I get rid of them/ They are in the compost and whatever poo might be lurking about from the dogs or chickens. I try to keep my yard clean. Is there something I can spray or put out there to get rid of them?
     
  2. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried DE?
     
  3. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. Does that work for flies?
     
  4. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep! Sprinkle it in the bedding and make a whitewash of it using 1 cup DE in a half gallon of water and do the walls of the coop. Stir often!
     
  5. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't really have a coop. I have more of a tractor. And they free range. So the flies are all over my yard.
     
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  6. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to the hardware store and bought a bag of fly attractant. You cut open the top, add water to the fill line and hang in your yard. It attracts the flies but really stinks!

    The DE helps and so does frequent hosing of the poopy areas.
     
  7. nwsuzy

    nwsuzy New Egg

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    Whats DE??
     
  8. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Diatomaceous Earth (FOOD GRADE!!!!!!!!!!!!)
     
  9. Tutter

    Tutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep one of the fly traps up, too, as well as a yellow jacket trap. The fly trap is called: Big Stinky, and it's aptly named!

    Don't put it right next to where you walk all the time. First of all, you don't want to smell it that much. Second of all, it may attract some wasps and hornets, too. They hang out to eat flies and yellow jackets.

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  10. apbgv

    apbgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to try some fly predators this year. I tried the traps, made me want to vomit, and sprays don't like using since I have a small fish pond. Hope it works.
     

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