FLYS!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by slystr, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. slystr

    slystr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a tractor and I put wood shavings down once a week and chovel the entire thing once a month. But I have FLYS like nobody's buisness!Inside the tractor they aren't so bad, I guess the birds eat them but outside on the ground it is insane! If there is a poop on the ground the flys are all over it like , well you know. I use sweet PZD in the coop. How do YOu deal with the flys?
     
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    We buy those disposable plastic fly traps. Works well for us.
     
  3. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Slystr,
    I faced this SAME exact condition! I asked my feedstore to order food grade DE for me and got a bag. I lightly sprinkled it in the coop and a bit in the fenced run, and I also offer a bit sprinkled in their food every other day.

    I KID YOU NOT-I only saw TWO flies today!
    It took about a week for it to kick in, but that stuff works! I was very skeptical about it getting rid of the flies because we were literally swarmed by them. But, now I have living proof that the DE works and I consider it one of my chicken essentials (like feed and straw).

    I had asked myself the same question, and basically figured that I would have to live with the swarms of flies as part of chicken ownership. I am so glad to know I don't have to share my yard with them anymore [​IMG]
     
  4. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The DE is working for me too. We had scads of flies! It took a week or so of being in their feed along with on the ground, but it's working good now. Today I only saw a couple of flies. And we switched from hay to shavings in the house, with DE sprinkled on top, and there was only one fly in there yesterday!
     

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