Green flies

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickenchickee, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. chickenchickee

    chickenchickee Hatching

    Jun 6, 2010
    I am a newbie to raising backyard chickens. I have 2 Black Australorps that are laying and a French Black Copper Marans and Easter Egger that should be laying in a couple of months. I have been shocked by the fly problem I am having. (green flies) My coop has pine shavings and the yard is mostly very hard rocky soil. I cleaned the coop last week, put down DE and then 4 inches of shavings. I also put DE in their yard. Any suggestions? I hate it when I go into their yard I can literally hear the buzzing. Do the flies present any disease danger to the chickens? How can I get rid of them or at least minimize the problem?

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