Keeping Flys Away

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken-keeper, May 10, 2009.

  1. chicken-keeper

    chicken-keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you keep the flys away, i clean them out once aweek but i do have to ocansional fry roaming around near them/./....... how do i keep them away.

    thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I like a product called Quick Strike. Best fly abatement strip I have ever bought. We use it in the horse barn as well.
     
  3. chicken-keeper

    chicken-keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks,,,, can i get this in the uk,........ and how much is it? Anyone else have ideas as well .........
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Haven't a clue if its available in the UK or not.

    Have you tried DE?
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Google "homemade fly trap"
     
  6. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that would be a brave fly to come around my chickens...
     
  7. chicken-keeper

    chicken-keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:whats DE ?

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  8. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. karen71

    karen71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:whats DE ?

    Thanks [​IMG]

    Food grade diametaceous earth(can't spell it) it is white powder that kills the bugs some people like some people don't
    I think in moderation it will not harm the chickens only the bugs it is an organic bug killer
     
  10. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    DE is great for controling odor and thus keeping the fly's at bay, works very well, all natural food grade is good for all types of control of parasites as well.

    AL
     

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