Fly-strips may be mistake

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

  1. ChickMagnet64

    ChickMagnet64 In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2014
    New Milford, CT
    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

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    I use those disposable (and cheap) fly trap can find them at any big box store or hardware store:

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

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