Small flies swarming my girls!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by joanm, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. joanm

    joanm Songster

    May 13, 2007
    They are swarming my black chickens and making them miserable! They shake their heads and run around trying to get rid of them. I put DE on them but it doesn't seem to be helping. Is there anything else I can put on them?

  2. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    There are 'fly bags' you can get at Tractor Supply or Home Depot...don't know WHAT I would do w/o them! Also, stall dry does help reduce the smell, thus reducing flies...
  3. Vapona makes a product you hang in your coop called a 'No-Pest Strip'. Lasts 3 months, I've used one in my barn every summer and never had flies last. I think 'Black Flag' has a similar product and I've already bought one for my coop this year. It can be used in conjunction with DE and odor products like Stable Boy.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2008

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