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How to take care of flies

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JStark, May 19, 2009.

  1. JStark

    JStark In the Brooder

    Apr 10, 2009
    I've got a real fly problem. Here in California, we had a few days of 90-105 degree weather. Now, the temperature is back down, but the flies are just, simply, awful! I know it's from the ducks, as we've never had anything like this before. It is really bad...

    Please! Send suggestions for taking care of the fly problem in an environmentally friendly manner!

  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    Not sure if it's safe with ducks (I think it is), but I've started adding Diatamacious Earth to my bird's feed to help control flies (give at 2% of the feed, ie 3 lbs DE for 150 lbs of chicken feed). It, supposedly, prevents fly larvae from hatching in eggs. Also, keep the manure dry and the flies will not be attracted to it. Fly traps help a little.
  3. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Songster

    Jan 26, 2009
    we sprinkle lime under the duck pens and use lots of fly tape....

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