Nesting Box Blend is designed to support and maintain a healthy nesting environment.
This unique blend of all-natural, all CERTIFIED ORGANIC, dried plants, herbs, and flowers provide a beautiful addition to your nesting box.
- pest repellent
All ingredients are food-grade, all-natural, pesticide-free, non-toxic, organic, no artificial scents – NO NASTIES!
Nest Blend can be composted along with bedding, coop and run manure or materials.
Hand Blended in QLD
Chamomile – Chamomile can be used to fight lice, mites, and fleas. It is also can be used as an antiseptic, natural antibiotic, and is calming for chickens.
Lavender – Not only does lavender smell amazing but is a wonderful calming agent. It’s also great for deterring flies!
Mugwort – Mugwort is used to repel lice and mites. If the chickens peck and eat it, it can also encourage egg laying!
Lemon Balm – Lemon balm is well known for its natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties – great for helping your chickens’ tummies. It also smells amazing and is a natural rodent repellent.
Peppermint – Peppermint is a fantastic insect repellent and has also been found to be effective in the battle against coccidiosis and have anti-viral properties. The addition of dry or fresh peppermint leaves to the diet of laying hens has been proven to significantly increase egg weight, egg production, egg mass, and feed intake.
Rosemary – Rosemary is used to repel insects and germs. It has natural antibacterial properties and is used to calm the chooks while laying.
Calendula – Repels insects. If the chooks nibble at the flowers, it will provide a wonderful bright YELLOW yolk!
Wormwood – Wormwood is the traditional companion plant for chickens; as they peck it, the plant helps them cleanse themselves of internal parasites such as worms. In the nesting box, it is also used to repel insects, such as mites.
Add two tablespoons per nesting box – a little goes a long way