too many flies in the coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cheeperchick, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. cheeperchick

    cheeperchick Chirping

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    Hello..does anyone know of a way to reduce the amount of flies in the chicken house & run that won't harm the chickens? I tried raking up the droppings but no luck.
     
  2. motyra

    motyra Hatching

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  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    Daily manure removal is the best way to keep flies to a minimum. I rake under roosts every morning and remove the manure. My coops have no smell and very, very few flies.
     
  4. sn0wwhite

    sn0wwhite Songster

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    I just purchased some fly predators (you can google that to find them) and they arrived on Saturday. By Sunday they were ready to release and I put most of them in my compost. Already today I can notice a difference in that there are almost no flies around the compost and less in the yard and around the coop!
     
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