Gazillion flies!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Southern Gardener, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Southern Gardener

    Southern Gardener Songster

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    Is anyone else having fly problems? [​IMG] I didn't seem to have such a problem in my old coop - I've spread DE and hung fly strips - they are all over the run too but fortunately don't bother the chickens. Is there anything I can do to get rid of them? I seem to recall early last summer I had some but they didn't stay the entire summer.
     
  2. James Hudson

    James Hudson In the Brooder

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    I hadn't had that problem [​IMG] I mean we don't have too many flies here.
     
  3. annek

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    do you have a different type of floor/bedding than you had in your old coop? It seems like you might not be drying/covering the manure like before. I have flies in my backyard but none seem to be in my coop. I put down sweet pdz every few days and stir it in the pine shavings in the coop and the dirt/peat moss in the enclosed run area. I keep it stirred up and have not had a smell nor flies. Now I do have ants that come in that the chickens won't eat. I also have a fan going right now because it is so hot. I have flies when they are in the tractor, but none in coop.
     
  4. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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    We have tons of flies this year too!! I bought some DE, but I haven't put it out like I should. I have never had a problem like this year!![​IMG]
     
  5. Southern Gardener

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    I have 2 - 3 inches of pine shavings on the coop floor mixed with a LOT of DE - absoutely no smell and very dry - actually the run has more flies than IN the coop.
     
  6. Southern Gardener

    Southern Gardener Songster

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    Quote:Same here - I've NEVER had this many!
     
  7. logansmommy7

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    We have tons too-but it is the moisture I think. The wetter it is, the more flies...Hate those things..maybe some fly strips outside would work?? I haven't tried that though.
     
  8. SilverStar

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    I had that same problem. I bought this awsome fly trap that they were selling at my feed store and it has worked wonders!!! I forget the name of it. I am at work right now but when i get home i will ckeck and let you know. It's pretty inexpesive and it lasts a good while and works GREAT!!!!
     
  9. Southern Gardener

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    Quote:Thanks! It's not really wet here - we had a shower the other night but they were here before the rain came. Ugh! I hope they don't stay all summer!
     
  10. Freckle Face Farm

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    I bought those fly bags a walmart... They work Great!!
     

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