I irrigate every other week. That's water 8 inches deep all over my property but my house, driveway and the coop area. I hate mosquitos. Installed 7000 volt bug zapper complete with attractive smelling wax for the little suckers. Now at night I enjoy watching from my window as little sparks drop from the bug zapper. Where did I put it? Right next to the chicken coop. Now when my hens wake up in the morning that's right where they congregate to spread the morning gossip and first handful of scratch. hahaha! Protein is protein, but their morning protein comes fried!