Gnats and deer flies are attempting to carry me, and the Chickens, away. I stay inside, but the poor chickens just huddle up in the corner of the coop. The Rooster sat one day with his head stuck in the laying box trying to get some relief. After looking for some relief for them, all I could find was to dust their feathers with Sevin dust and coat their combs with vaseline. I did both, but substituted DE for the Sevin dust in an attempt to stay organic, for both their sake and mine.
I hope it help. Tomorrow I am going to let them out of the pen to hopefully find some relief. Since I also have their pen set up as a chicken tractor, aka, moveable, I will move it to new virgin ground as well.