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Small flies swarming my girls!

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

  1. joanm

    joanm Songster

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    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?

    Thanks.
     

  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...
    HTH,
    Kristi
     
  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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