A small bag of Nesting Box Herbs to add to your chicken's nesting areas.
Fresh & Healthy Nesting Boxes
There are several herbs that can be scattered in your nesting boxes with straw to enhance your hen’s health and happiness.
Lavender is an aromatic stress reliever, increases blood circulation, and acts as an insecticide. For centuries it was sprinkled on linens before storing to preserved from moths and insect infestation while imparting a wonderful scent.
Mint is a rodent and insect repellent, disease prevention, and parasite control.
Chamomile is used to calm and relax. Among many of its health-restoring uses, it is effective in treating worms. According to medicalherbinfo.com, it contains a form of calcium that is easily assimilated.Marigold is an insect repellant. Marigold petals have many other uses including treating yeast infections, a pain reliever for insect bites.
Spearmint eases stress and fatigue; also helps with sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, nervous conditions, and the oil is used to relieve itching. Catnip is insecticidal and is also used to expel worms. Catnip contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, and B12 and C.
Nasturtium is a laying stimulant and has antiseptic and antibiotic properties.
Marjoram is a laying stimulant and is high in protein.
Nettles increases egg production, is a health boost, blood cleanser, wormer, and high in vitamins and nutrients.
Lemongrass is a natural insect repellant