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Aromatherapy for chickens! Fresh or dried herbs in your nesting boxes not only work as insecticides, but also have anti-bacterial properties, and can act as natural wormers, anti-parasitics, insecticides, rodent control, stress relievers and laying stimulants. Here is a partial list of common herbs and flowers and their beneficial properties:

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British Trust for Ornithology - DIY instructions for small hole nest boxes ideal for blue tits and great tits

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Features of a Good Bird Nest Box: This infographic has tons of information. Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Features of a Good Bird Nest Box: This infographic has tons of information. Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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They will help a laying hen feel safe and relaxed while she is sitting, and calm a broody hen, as well as repel rodents, flies and other parasites. Broodies have a tendency to get mites and other bugs since they dont get out to dust bathe often, if at all, and the warm, dark space underneath them is a breeding ground for parasites. The herbs safely and naturally avoid that.

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how to build chicken nesting boxes | Galaxie_Man's Chicken Coop - BackYard Chickens Community

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Herbal Pest Control: Spruce the Coop Herbal Fusion for Chicken Coop Nest Boxes

Herbs for the chicken coop to help pest control and freshen

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Free Easy Bird House Plan | Screech Owl & Bird House – Garden Supplies | Gardening Tools

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