Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lenn, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. lenn

    lenn In the Brooder

    Apr 24, 2014
    Our coup and runs are kept very clean - wood shavings in nesting boxes are changed 2 times daily - HOWEVER... Flies seem to still be an issue. Any recommendations?
  2. Cindysid

    Cindysid Songster

    Feb 20, 2010
    A layer of zeolite under the bedding seems to help. When I change the bedding, I take all the old stuff out down to the dirt and sprinkle a thin layer of the zeolite evenly over the surface then add bedding. I also made some fly traps out of 2 liter bottles that help also.
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  3. Stiggy

    Stiggy Songster

    Apr 29, 2014
    New Zealand
    Well you've got the cleaning sorted, maybe a bit much though how often you clean the coop is a personal thing. Can you get hold of jays fluid? flies and maggots hate it and the smell ( humans also) a bit of that diluted in the house/ round the doors should help. otherwise hospital grade detol diluted works well, put it in a pressure sprayer and after cleaning out the bedding give the entire house a spray, leave the door open so that it can air out for a bit. Have you considered a fly trap/ those sticky fly things out of reach of the hens?
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