Vanilla Air Freshner????

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lhayes1976, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. lhayes1976

    lhayes1976 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 8, 2010
    Louisville, KY
    Does it have to be the Christmas Tree or any from the dollar stores. Also, how many would I need for a 4x4 coop?
  2. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2011
    I recommend saving your money. If it's flies you're talking about, they laughed at my vanilla air fresheners last summer. The only thing that worked was the bag type fly traps which stink, and the onset of fall with it's rain and cooler weather. We had a million flies during the summer.
  3. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

    Apr 11, 2011
    Haven't gotten my chickens yet, but I plan on giving the vanilla air fresheners a try. Worse case, it will make the coop smell like sugar cookies! I even took a little pure vanilla extract and wiped it on my dog, who was being bothered by flies.
  4. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2011
    Panama City, FL
    Quote:or worse, vanilla scented poop!

    My DE seems to really cut down on the flies and smell.
  5. SueSteeves

    SueSteeves Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2010
    Southern California
    It has to be the Vanillaroma x-mas tree ones, I usually get them pretty cheap at Walmart. I have had good luck with them in the chicken coop and around the rabbit hutches. Give it a whirl, you never know if it will work for you until you try it.
  6. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Probably better to spend money on fly strips and checking for moisture and fly eggs in the litter
  7. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    Northern Maine
    YES YES THEY WORK,tried them last summer and I could not believe the difference in flys in the coop,plus the coop smelled good
  8. SumDumGuy

    SumDumGuy Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2011

    Did the vanilla extract on the dog help?
  9. FlipFlopFarmer

    FlipFlopFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    I tried them last summer, didnt notice much of a difference other thank the smell was nice. I agree with taking care of any moisture problem, keeping up with litter changes, using fly sticks/paper( one byc'er said her chickens like to eat the flies off the stick), I also hung cow fly ear tags in my "chicken stalls" where a couple of trios are in closer quarters. I have also wondered about the "fly predators" u can buy in the mail..... they are some sort of insect that kills flies but are harmless to livestock. Also, in the area of my big barn that NO animals are allowed, i sprinkle the blue crystals (gold marin fly bait) on the ground, it is expensive, but works very very well. I live in central louisiana, so im almost positive we have the worst insect problem in the U.S.
  10. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Rougemont, NC
    It's not a 100% fix, but I definitely think it helps cut back on the flies. I have a couple of them hanging in each run as well as in the coop, and I've noticed a definite decrease. Plus, it smells great when I go outside to visit with them! [​IMG]

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