Gazillion flies!

Southern Gardener

Songster
11 Years
May 2, 2008
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Louisiana
Is anyone else having fly problems?
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.
 

annek

Songster
11 Years
Mar 12, 2009
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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.
 

patyrdz

The Madd Hatcher
10 Years
Feb 26, 2009
2,421
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Southern Pines, NC
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!!
 

Southern Gardener

Songster
11 Years
May 2, 2008
262
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139
Louisiana
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.
 

logansmommy7

Songster
10 Years
May 15, 2009
341
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Shenandoah Valley
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.
 

SilverStar

Songster
10 Years
May 4, 2009
588
2
139
california
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!!!!
 

Southern Gardener

Songster
11 Years
May 2, 2008
262
1
139
Louisiana
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!
 

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