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:
Owner of image says, "We built this poop board under our roost as an after thought. We wanted to maximize use of space by adding the "chicken jail" below that. We use it for transitioning new or young chickens into the group, broodies, injured, etc. It has turned out to be our favorite feature of the coop. The stall dry in the poop board makes cleaning a breeze (scoop like cat litter), tackles odor, and keeps mites and bugs away."