Natural methods to control flies in your backyard chicken coop

Fly in chicken coop

Do you have a fly problem in your backyard chicken coop? Flies carry many nasty diseases and love to make a pest of themselves, so keeping them under control is always a concern. Unfortunately, most of the commercial methods of fly control make use of unpleasant chemicals that may not do much for the health of your chickens. Here are some natural solutions and a few bits of useful advice to help you keep your fly issues under control.

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Why Do Chickens Need Dirt?

A chicken roaming in a dust bath

Having pets needs a little compromise to accommodate them. Cats and dogs are a bit cleaner compared to chickens and ducks. A dust bath is what your chicken needs for its well-being. This means you need to have some dirt in your backyard, just for your chicken.

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