help!! with bugs??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by pen, May 31, 2011.

  1. pen

    pen Chirping

    Mar 28, 2011
    I'm new to chickens. Is it unrealistic of me to think that I can have chickens without bugs and insects? We have a huge amount of teeny tiny brown knat like flies all over the chicken coop doors and walls and in the yard outside of the pen. What are these and should I be concerend? I have some diamaticious earth powder that I sprinkle on bedding in the coop but how often should I do this?[​IMG]
  2. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Songster

    Feb 14, 2011
    north central Indiana
    Buffalo gnats,they will suck a chicken dry.

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