Fly Predator Wasps

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jennyf, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. jennyf

    jennyf Songster

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    Anyone try them? FWIW, I don't have a fly "problem", but my neighbors deck is about 40 feet from our coop and I'm planning for spring to proactively try to be a good neighbor.

    I'm wondering if you noticed any difference? I'd think the chickens would eat the fly predators, but maybe I'm wrong?
     

  2. My chickens think that these little predatory wasps are delicious.
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    I've used them several times and they do help. Don't place the eggs where the chickens can get to them! We have a few steers and horses, and a flock of chickens. The fly predators aren't placed in the coop, rather around outside where the chickens free range. Mary
     

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