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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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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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Stephanie B. brings us some exciting #panda news! #ZAPandas #OnlyZooATL We reached two big milestones today that I am so excited to share with everyone. Xi Lun crawled out of the nest box for the first time this morning! Which means that walking is only a short time away. Also this morning, Lun Lun decided that it was time for Ya Lun to go on an adventure into the dayroom. Lun Lun has had access to the dayroom for a while now to give her additional space and the opportunity to eat and play…

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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