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how do u get rid of gnats in the chicken run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by davimi, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. davimi

    davimi Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2009
    We have had a lot of gnats and flies in the chicken run. What is the best way to get rid of them? We have gravel in the run to help with the moisture. I was hoping this would also help with the smell, but we have a lot of little gnats .
  2. txliss

    txliss Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 13, 2008
    watching for answer, too![​IMG]
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Hanging zip-loc baggies( half full of water) around will work for flies. I don't know how it works, but it does. I think it resembles some wasp nest that flies avoid.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 20, 2010
  4. BonnieJean

    BonnieJean Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 10, 2010
    I've been noticing a lot of flies in my run (sand) since the weather has been warmer. I did some searches on here and came up with something called "Dry Stall" that people sprinkle in their runs and coops. I think it helps dry the poo quickly so it doesn't attract bugs. It's fairly inexpensive at $10-$15 for a 40 pound bag, but I can't find it with a reasonable shipping price, so I'm going to try and find it locally. I hope this helps and that it works!! Any other ideas would be great.
    Thanks for the info, birdaholic. I'm going to try that tomorrow!
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2010
  5. Paco

    Paco Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2010
    Quote:Your suppose to put a penny in it too aren't you or is that something else ?
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2010
  6. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    Quote:Your suppose to put a penny in it too aren't you or is that something else ?

    Never heard the penny part, but has something to do with reflection. Wotks though.

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