fly problem

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by milanmiller, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. milanmiller

    milanmiller New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Sep 22, 2016
    Hi....my name is Milan and my wife has two pekin ducks and flies are our problem...Any ideas?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,819
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,866
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Pleased you joined our community! Ducks can truly draw flies. Some folks use the disposable fly traps sold in farm and ranch stores. Others have elaborate electrified screens that zap the flies when they land on it. Best bet is to type 'fly problem' into the BYC search box. Lots of old thread discuss your issue. Good luck to you!
     
  4. skycrow10

    skycrow10 New Egg

    5
    0
    7
    Sep 22, 2016
    keeping their area as dry as possible helps a lot, I have quite a few ducks and in hot humid weather flys are a problem, also spilled feed attracts them. I have limed heavily wet areas and keep moving their water to dryer areas cooler fall weather will help
     
  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    5,513
    1,393
    306
    Apr 24, 2016
    Virginia
    Hello there and welcome to Backyard chickens Milan!:frow I have heard that fly predators work wonders on them. This site will tell you how many you need for 6 month coverage, and how much it will be. Here it is and I hope it helps!

    https://www.spalding-labs.com/?partnerID=12-529-001
     
  6. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    30,957
    6,526
    616
    Apr 11, 2010
    Utah
    There are a lot of threads on this big ol problem...here is one...


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/661537/fly-problem

    [​IMG]


    Hope you get them under control. It's getting cooler here..won't have that problem for long..especially while we are having all of this rain! [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    84,646
    14,443
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]
     
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Try Spalding fly predators. My mom uses them around her horse pen and I've hardly ever noticed flies down there.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by