Very nice article with useful information. I had an EE hen who loved laying her eggs in a box of lavender on my deck. I have found that adding lavender to places that I'd like my hens to lay encourages them to use that spot. Be it the cat house, the wood box on the deck or the ground behind the wheelbarrow, I'm just happy to find them! I'm curious, do you feed herbs fresh or do you dry them first? Do you hens have favorite herbs? If so, which ones? Thanks for writing!