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fly control?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Puget Sounder FC, May 17, 2009.

  1. Puget Sounder FC

    Puget Sounder FC Out Of The Brooder

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    any suggestions on how to deal with flies.
     
  2. charlielynnsingletary

    charlielynnsingletary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i use fly trap bags. you find them anywhere wal-mart, lowes, home depot and even from catalogs. they are non toxic but sink.[​IMG] they work though.
    my coop is tall enough i just hang in there. flys gone.
     
  3. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm thinking flies are a good excuse to get some anoles from the pet store!!! and have a cage in the barn (away from the chickens of course) I love those little lizards.
     
  4. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Fill a clear plastic zip lock bag with water. Hand them around the coop. I have no idea why or how this works...but it does!
     
  5. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We have wild anoles here. Can't say they've made a dent in the fly population though.
     
  6. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    well hmm....
    darn.
     
  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I use mothballs...Has worked great to keep unwated bugs away!

    ETA: Mothballs are VERY toxic so be sure to make some kind of container like I have to place the mothballs in a put small holes that nothing can get to them but will let out the smell of the mothballs.
     
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  8. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Get some fly predators. You can find them online. Properly used they will keep those flies down to a tolerable level. they don't affect the adult flies, but they attack the pupae.
     
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  9. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Welcome to BYC, Puget Sounder! I'm in Tacoma, too. I live in S. Tacoma & have 10 chickens (3 adults, 2 tweens, 5 chicks). [​IMG]

    Flies are a constant problem for me, too. I'm headed to Lowe's tonight or tomorrow to get some fly paper. Last summer I created homemade fly traps (google for how-to) and did catch a good number. I found that the best fly bait was a nice, fresh, stinky pile of cecal poo (the gooey chicken poo that's every 5-6 turds). They did work to an extent, but not as much as I would have liked. Since I'm on a small lot, I really want to be contientious of my neighbors who are closest to the coop, since they'll get the brunt of the flies.

    I sprinkled diatomaceous earth around my yard on Sunday, only to have it rain yesterday. [​IMG]
     

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