Fly-strips may be mistake

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ChickMagnet64, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. ChickMagnet64

    ChickMagnet64 In the Brooder

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    As the summer warmed up and the fly population increased I decided to hang a fly-strip in my run. Seemed great for a couple days as it was covered in flies and there seemed to be a noticeable decline in the fly population, until, I noticed one of my hens walking around with what looked like an injured wing. When I entered the run to check her out I realized that she must have flown into the fly strip and pulled it down. Now it was all caught up under her wing!

    Note: Removing it was not fun for her or me!

    I have since put another strip up but this time I put it way up in the peak inside the coop where they are unlikely to fly.
     

  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    I use those disposable (and cheap) fly trap bottles...you can find them at any big box store or hardware store:

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    Once they're full just toss to the garbage and hang up a new one...they are GREAT!
     

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