so many flies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by thehbcrew, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. thehbcrew

    thehbcrew Out Of The Brooder

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    So i have 6 chicks/chickens there about 10 weeks old now. Just curious about the fly population from all the chicken poop. Does anyone put out those sticky fly traps at all? I'm afraid they might try to jump up and peck at it. Maybe there is something else i can put out. Just looking for suggestions.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2011
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
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    I've seen people post that vanilla air fresheners for your car work well when hung around the cage.
     
  3. MemphisChickens

    MemphisChickens Out Of The Brooder

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  4. thehbcrew

    thehbcrew Out Of The Brooder

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    Guess im going to make a trip to Lowes, never seen that at home depot near me. We have a Lowes currently being built but i think that is going to be a few more months. As far as the Bag with pennies, i know people that swear by it, and have even seen it in restaurants by me by the water and such, i just dont think they are going to stop in such a large area especially with poop on the menu.
     
  5. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have been OVERRUN with flies this year. They r terrible! We had a really wet spring and I think just produced more. We use the DE and the sticky fly paper. We have 28 teenage chicks and they haven't bothered the fly paper at all. We change the paper every day or every other day tho. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  6. Sassafras

    Sassafras Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you use the deep litter method or areyou talking outside of the coop? If you rake up the poops and compost them that seems to help in my area anyway.
     

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