"Nesting Box Blends" --Home made Recipe?

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  1. WoofMeowCluck

    WoofMeowCluck Dark Speckled Egg Lover

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    Hi!

    I've used the Nesting Box Blends in the chicken coop, wonderful smell but very expensive to use for two coops!

    Does anyone know of a Home Made Recipe? I can start planting soon because the weather is getting nicer, YAY.

    Or, a store that sells the Nesting Box Blends reasonably?

    Thank you!! [​IMG]
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What is this?
     
  3. WoofMeowCluck

    WoofMeowCluck Dark Speckled Egg Lover

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    It's a blend of herbs that smell good - it's supposed to be a calming smell to the chickens and some of the herbs keep bugs away.

    I've been looking for a recipe for it on line but no luck so far.
     
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  4. KimKimWilliamso

    KimKimWilliamso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the stuff you bought have an ingredient list on the label?
     
  5. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would you be able to let 1 or 2 from each variety go to seed... then harvest seeds for the next time you need to plant them?
     
  6. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The stuff Im familiar with Contains lavender, chamomile, bay leaves, ecualyptus leaves, oregano, peppermint, tansy, wormwood, marigold petals, spearmint and catnip. This stuff costs $15.00 a pound. WOW
    I have growing around my house, lavender, chamomile,various mints and catnip. Maybe Ill give some of this a try. Oregano is pretty easy to grow, so are marigolds. I dont know what tansy is and I dont know where to get ecualyptus leaves or wormwood.
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Interesting.. I will add some of my own herbs in it this summer :)
     
  8. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Tansy is used for insect repellent. Learned somthing new today.
     
  9. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i found this list online so you can make your own custom blends.
    Here is a partial list of common herbs and flowers and their beneficial properties:

    Basil - antibacterial, mucus membrane health
    Catnip - sedative, insecticide
    Cilantro - antioxidant, fungicide, builds strong bones, high in Vitamin A for vision and Vitamin K for blood clotting
    Dill - antioxidant, relaxant, respiratory health

    Fennel -laying stimulant
    Garlic - laying stimulant
    Lavender - stress reliever, increases blood circulation, highly aromatic, insecticide
    Lemon Balm - stress reliever, antibacterial, highly aromatic, rodent repellent

    Marigold - laying stimulant
    Marjoram - lay stimulant
    Mint (all kinds) - insecticide and rodent repellent
    Nasturtium - laying stimulant, antiseptic, antibiotic, insecticide, wormer
    Oregano - combats coccidia, salmonella, infectious bronchitis, avian flue, blackhead and e-coli
    Parsley - high in vitamins, aids in blood vessel development, laying stimulant
    Peppermint - anti-parasitic, insecticide
    Pineapple Sage - aids nervous system, highly aromatic
    Rose Petals - highly aromatic, high in Vitamin C
    Rosemary - pain relief, respiratory health, insecticide
    Sage - antioxidant, anti-parasitic
    Spearmint - antiseptic, insecticide, stimulates nerve, brain and blood functions
    Tarragon - antioxidant
    Thyme - respiratory health, antibacterial, antioxidant
     
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  10. WoofMeowCluck

    WoofMeowCluck Dark Speckled Egg Lover

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    Great, thank you! I bought a lot of plants at the plant nursery so I'll try to make my own.

    Thank you so much!!
     

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