4 WAYS BLACK FLIES CAN KILL CHICKENS
1. Toxic Shock
After a black fly’s blood meal, toxins in the saliva injected into the bite site can cause anaphylactic shock in chickens, resulting in sudden death.
2. Blood Loss
Anti-coagulants in the black flies’ saliva can cause profuse bleeding and death in the victim by hemorrhage.
Swarming black flies can suffocate a chicken by obstructing its
Bites from black flies can result in disease transmission; in particular, chickens are susceptible to contracting leucocytozoonosis from buffalo gnats, which may ultimately result in death.