Herbs For Backyard Chickens

Can Herbs Help Your Backyard Chickens? Absolutely!!Chickens In Grass

Fresh or dried herbs for backyard chickens can be used for many reasons. They can be used in the nesting boxes to act as natural insecticides, antibacterial and anti parasitic, repel rodents, and relax and destress laying hens.

Herbs can be added as a topping over feed, where they can act as natural wormers, anti-parasitic, and help with egg production.

Herbs For Egg ProductionChicken Buffy

  •  Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Marigold
  • Marjoram
  • Nasturtium
  • Parsley

Herbs For Parasite Control

  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Peppermint
  • Garlic
  • Nasturtium

Herbs For Insect and Rodent Repellents

  • Lemon Balm
  • Mint
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Spearmint
  • Catnip
  • Citrus peels (lemons, oranges)
  • Nasturtium
  • Peppermint

Herbs With Antibacterial, Anti fungal And Antiseptic Properties

  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Nasturtium
  • Thyme
  • Lemon Balm
  • Cilantro
  • Spearmint

Herbs High In Antioxidants And Vitamins

  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Rose Petals

 Chickens In DoorwayHerbs For Nervous/Circulatory System and Respiratory Health

  • Parsley
  • Pineapple Sage
  • Rose Petals
  • Thyme
  • Dill
  • Lavender
  • Spearmint
  • Rosemary
  • Cilantro

 Herbs For Brain, Eye And Mucus Membrane Health

  • Cilantro
  • Basil
  • Spearmint

Herbs For Pain And Stress/Anxiety Relief

  • Dill
  • Catnip
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon Balm

Chickens In CoopHerbs For Deodorizing The Coop

  • Lemon Balm
  • Lavender
  • Pineapple Sage
  • Rose Petals

Try these herbs for your owns chickens and watch them enjoy the treats and laying in the scented nesting boxes. Your chickens will thank you.

 

2 thoughts on “Herbs For Backyard Chickens

  1. I love this post! I’ve had some chickens for a while and now that it has become cold out they almost stopped laying. I will certainly use this information to help to keep those little nasties away from my nests and birds. Thank you for this list. Did you think of adding a little description behind each of those herbs so I know how it helps the chickens?

    1. Thank You for visiting my post, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I do plan on writing a more detailed post in the future on the benefits of using herbs for our pets. I am always striving to give up to date accurate information that my readers care about, thank you for your request I will take it to heart and work on getting that information up soon. Best wishes, Pam

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