I wrote an article about catching flys for Community Chickens. One of the commenters left this response:
“Take a small cup or bowl and put a few pennies in it and fill with water. It is an old Amish trick. I have seen it used at an outdoor reunion on the tables, and no flies bothered a single thing. It just kept the flies away from the area. I keep one in my garage now”
And then another one added:
“This really works! I use a ziplock bag half filled with water and a couple pennies. You can hang it anywhere!”
Which is why this now sits on our picnic table.
When you have a few minutes, go to that post and read through the comments for some great advice on controlling flies in the coop.
Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com
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