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Never ending swarming pesty FLIES!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mrscrabtree92, May 16, 2016.

  1. mrscrabtree92

    mrscrabtree92 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2016
    I've read some things on how to get rid of flies but want to know your ideas and what works for yall. We are going to do a 6ft long planter box with different herbs and plants but the flies are so bad in the run and i dont know what to do please someone help
  2. mimsy

    mimsy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2012
    I do a mixture of things.

    I get these at the local feed store to hang around the yard. http://www.walmart.com/ip/17134651?...72210191&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=84454090031&veh=sem

    Inside the coop I sprinkle lavender and rosemary in the nest boxes and sprinkle a little around the floor. I mix oregano and cayenne into all the feed. (the cayenne is for ants more than anything though)

    I use sand and pdz in the poop decks and scoop poop every other day as well.

    There are still flys, but none in the coop and they are not huge swarms of them.
  3. mrscrabtree92

    mrscrabtree92 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2016
    What about the run
  4. ladynewtochicks

    ladynewtochicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2016
    Go to the feed store and get fly traps, not the sticky kind but the kind they fly in and can't get out. I use them around our yard and where our stallion is and they work great.
  5. azjustin

    azjustin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2016
    Tucson, AZ
    Get some chickens, they love to eat flies!

    Seriously though: ours will high grade and only eat crumbles, sometimes side to side with the flies. On occasion I will get irritated enough and not refill the feeder until around noon. As if by magic, no flies! Nobody is starving, they just have to work a little harder for food.

    Past that: fly bags, extreme sanitation, removing your neighbors horses, etc..

    DE is also a wonderful tool if you have flies that won't come near enough to the chickens. Just sprinkle a generous amount around the area and they desiccate in a few hours or so.
  6. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

  7. mrscrabtree92

    mrscrabtree92 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2016

    Our chickens are the reason we have flies... They go after the poop
  8. potato chip

    potato chip lunch-sharer Premium Member

    Definitely fly traps, I get the jumbo size. It's amazing how many flies get in there.
  9. mrscrabtree92

    mrscrabtree92 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2016
    What kind? We have the kind that roll out and is sticky but there's so much poop it doesn't work
  10. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    What material do you have as a run floor and is it dry?

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