Fly control in yard where chicken range

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Townsend3, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Townsend3

    Townsend3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know all about fly control in the coop/run and hardly ever see any there. We use a mixture of sand/DE/Sweet PDZ which works really well. My problem is I let my hens out at least once a day, sometimes twice to free range in my yard and they poop everywhere. Because we water 2-3 times a weeks and the poop gets wet, this attracts the flies. When the hens are locked up I'll leave a yellow sticky trap low to the ground and that helps, a little but not much. Any suggestion on fly control in my yard that's safe for the grass and hens?
     
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Sorry, I don't have any suggestions for fly control in the yard (if I knew, I'd be using it myself). I do want to welcome you here and say hello!
     
  3. jk47

    jk47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use those bag style traps
    If you dont have a place to hang them
    Then just hang it from a post
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I've been raising chickens for 50 years and still haven't found a way to keep the area free of flies, although the bag style traps that jk47 mentioned can help reduce their numbers. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in controlling the flies.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. jk47

    jk47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are primise sprays you can use thats safe for livestock
     
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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