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Mosquitoes. What to do?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Elaine E, May 29, 2017.

  1. Elaine E

    Elaine E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a large area where I keep both chickens and a duck. This year I have a mosquito problem and was wondering if there is any safe way to control it. I have removed most of the water sources except for drinking water and one small basin for the duck. Any ideas?
     
  2. Chickens 4Ever

    Chickens 4Ever Out Of The Brooder

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    You can have as many water source but. Every morning or whenever you go out to feed them, give them fresh water. Dump out old and put in new, and we have lots of flys. Maybe if you get sticky fly traps the misquotes might land on that, it always worked for me.
     
  3. StarsFan33

    StarsFan33 Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought I understood that the chickens would keep down the insect population?
     
  4. Chickens 4Ever

    Chickens 4Ever Out Of The Brooder

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    No, but they do eat ticks. And little creatures that crawl
     

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