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Fly control

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dao1947, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. dao1947

    dao1947 In the Brooder

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    What would you all recommend for fly control in our coop and run? I just read about diatomaceous earth. Would lye work or would that harm the hens and chicks? Right now I have a thick layer of straw on the floor of the coop and the hens have kicked a lot of straw into the run.
    David
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  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    There is a post on fly control. Zip-loc baggies & vanilla car scent. The first works, every convenient store in Arkansas has one on the entrance door. The 2nd one, I'm about to try.
     
  3. SandyK

    SandyK Songster

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    DE is working pretty well for me especially in the coop. I just sprinkle it in the bedding every once in a while and stir it up. Also, sprinkle over the run and it will help there also.
     

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