Using herbs with my chickens may sound a little bit like spoiling them…
You are probably right so some degree. However, if we do things to prevent disease we may never have to take drastic mesures to heal them from illness.
Mind you I do not spend a ton of money to buy the herbs from the store. Any herbs they get are from my herb garden. I highly encourage you to start an herb garden if you have even a small area. Most herbs will come back each year if planted in the ground.
I love to give the extra herbs I have growing in the herb garden to the chickens. I am carful with some herbs to not give them to much at a time because strong distinctive herbs like lemon balm can flavor the eggs.
Here are some herbs that I am sure your chickens will love.
You can also click each of the herbs with a link attached to see the medicinal uses of each herb.
- Lemon Balm
These are just a few herbs you could give to your chickens. These listed and many more can help prevent illness, make your coop smell fresh, and help repel flys. Now this wont fix the problem if the coop is overly dirty and in need of a litter change. However I will help improve on the situation.
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