Chickens / Controlling Flies
I have all the horses on Solitude, and I had no flies. Then I got chickens.
Set up is a small coop (houses 6-8, we have 4), and we built a mobile pen to drag around on days that letting them free-range isn't an option. The "upstairs" of the coop gets cleaned out regularly. The "downstairs" is on dirt. I haven't seen many flies around the coop, but it has to be the source.
Is there any decent fly control protocol for chickens? Coop is too small to hang fly strips. We're enjoying the eggs, but because of the flies, I'm *this* close to giving the hens away or making stew out of them. With summer approaching, the last thing I want or need is a fly problem.