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Lavender in chicken coop

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Hey guys, just wondering if it is sweet to sprinkle lavender around the chicken coop? Apparently it repels bugs but I'm not sure what are the benefits for the chickens.

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Ashneel
post #2 of 4

My girls lay better/more quickly and use the nest boxes more consistently when I add a few sprigs of lavender to their nesting boxes. The scent and natural oils make them a bit calmer and more relaxed, allowing them to pass their egg in less time. The faster they get in, lay, and get out; the sooner the next hen can have her turn in the favorite box.

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I think I will try a sprig or two  near my pillow.

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cheers guys!
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