last night, as the chicks were hitting the coop for the night, one of my 7 week old red stars was doing her usual "flying from roost to roost" trick she does (i have roosts on the west and east walls of the coop, and this particual bird likes to fly from one end to other). well, i should have anticipated this would happen one day, but she flew right into the fly strip i have hanging in there. i didn't see this happen, but she came running out with half a sticky fly ribbon stuck to her leg & lower feathers. i managed to get her un-stuck and cleaned up the sticky goo with water & dish soap. she must have finished the cleaning job overnight because she was all good this morning. she wasn't hurt by her mid-air collision with the sticky ribbon, just a little messy & embarrassed. so... i took the fly ribbons down last night, of course, but now i need to find another way to deal with the flys. any ideas? thanx.