Insect control

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cluckygal4, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. cluckygal4

    cluckygal4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone else have a problem with flies in their area? If so, what to do you do about it? We are having a major problem with flies around the yard near the coop and runs.[​IMG] Most of our flock has the run of the yard and usually uses the coop and pens for roosting. They are also becoming a problem up by the house and are getting into the house. Since we can't remember having this problem before we got the chickens and turkeys the only thing we can attribute it to is the flock. Would love to find a solution to the problem before the family comes in for the holidays. Thanks!
     
  2. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would recommend a couple flyswatters a couple boys and a bounty on confirmed kills. I would suggest a penny each.
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I usually put one of those disposable stinky traps out away from the house, where I won't smell it. That usually keeps them from being a problem here.
     
  4. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovy ducks eat lots of flies.

    You can also lime the areas where your chickens poop the most. Or lay down lots of dried litter such as leaves. If you have a tiller, try tilling the soil under when you can.
     
  5. Half pintfarms~

    Half pintfarms~ Out Of The Brooder

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    I use a horse spray that kills alot of every thing, or you can sprinkle seven dust every were![​IMG]
     
  6. cluckygal4

    cluckygal4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Great suggestions!! Thanks!!
     
  7. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:you are cute. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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