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Lavender in chicken coop

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Ashneel08, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Ashneel08

    Ashneel08 New Egg

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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.

    Cheers
    Ashneel
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think I will try a sprig or two near my pillow.
     
  4. Ashneel08

    Ashneel08 New Egg

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    cheers guys!
     

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