Hello everyone, I don't mean to be a pest myself, but I have a continuing maggot problem and I need some advice. I love this site, forum and the people here...it's truly addicting! I know very little about raising chickens...I'm learning as I go and I want to do everything the "right" way for the chickens. I have a continuing maggot problem that you can read about here: http://chickenscratchfreerangethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/05/fly-larvae.html?m=0 and any suggestions would be much appreciated. How can you keep maggots away without completely cleaning the coop every day? Are pesticides safe to use around chickens? And am I supposed to be okay with the maggot infestation in the compost pile? I mean, they're supposed to be there, right? I just don't know how to fight this living in such a wooded area in the heat of Louisiana. I didn't have problems like this in the cooler months. Thank you in advance!