Bay Leaves to Prevent Bugs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by egggarden, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. egggarden

    egggarden Out Of The Brooder

    May 15, 2008
    Central Wisconsin
    I just pruned my bay tree and recalled that putting a few bay leaves in flour will prevent bugs. Would bay leaves prevent bugs in nest boxes and coop? Or would the chickens try to eat them?
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Sounds intriguing. Maybe try lining the bottom of the nestbox with them *under* the straw?? Keep us posted; I'd like to know how well it works.
  3. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2008
    Lake Nebagamon, WI
    Either way, it sure would smell good in there...

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