Beneficial herbs for your chickens

Did you know that herbs can be beneficial both in and around your coops?

You can easily improve your chooks health, naturally! By scattering herbs in your coop and nesting boxes to help repel insects and parasites, or feeding them fresh to your chickens . You could even dry them and add to their feed.

Oregano is thought to be a natural antibiotic and help combat disease in your chooks such as coccidiosis, E-coli, bronchitis, and salmonella. Also packed with vitamins, including E and K, plus calcium and antioxidants to naturally boost their immune system.

Lavender is great to sprinkle through your nesting boxes, either dried or fresh. Lavender is an aromatic stress reliever (great for brooding ladies!), and can also increase blood circulation and act as an insecticide. Mint is beautiful and aromatic. A great addition to any dish, but in the chicken coop it can deter flies! It is also claimed by some, to deter rodents. Definitely worth a try, I reckon!

Parsley is a nutritional powerhouse and contains vitamins A, B, C, E and K, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium and zinc. It aids in blood-vessel development and also stimulates egg-laying. Thyme is used to boost the respiratory health of your flock. It also acts as an antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic herb. So versatile. Feed fresh, dry or sprinkle through nesting boxes to help deter mites.

Have you seen our natural blend range? All ingredients are food grade, all natural, pesticide free, non- toxic, organic, no artificial scents – NO NASTIES! We have a beautiful selection of herbs hand-blended perfectly to boost your chooks health. https://www.thegoodlifebackyard.com.au/product-page/herb-blend-feed-supplement

We also have our ‘nest blend’ designed to support and maintain a healthy nesting environment.https://www.thegoodlifebackyard.com.au/product-page/nesting-blend

We even have one perfect for little chicks, a very gentle blend to help them along their way. They also love practising foraging the brooder box for it!https://www.thegoodlifebackyard.com.au/product-page/chick-blend