Plants you should think about growing in your coop or just feeding to them # Health Benefit's

Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by That Quail Lady, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. That Quail Lady

    That Quail Lady Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 8, 2016
    I'm going to tell you about some plants to grow in your run\coop or just feed to them with amazing health benefits.

    Basil - antibacterial, mucus membrane health, repels flies and mosquitoes

    Bay Leaves - antiseptic, antioxidant, immune system booster, insect repellent

    Bee Balm - antiseptic, antibacterial, respiratory health, calming

    Borage - high in calcium, betacarotenes and niacin, soothing, supports cardiovascular health, antioxidant, mucus membrane health.

    Calendula - heals wounds

    Chamomile - kills mites and lice, repels fleas, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, calming, relaxant, detoxifier

    Chives - aid digestion, stimulates appetite, good source of iron

    Cilantro - antioxidant, fungicide, builds strong bones, high in Vitamin A for vision and Vitamin K for blood clotting

    Cinnamon - promotes healthy breathing

    Comfrey - pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, heals wounds, high in protein and Vitamin B-12, promotes muscle, cartilage, and bone growth

    Dill - antioxidant, relaxant, respiratory health, stimulates the appetite

    Lavender - stress reliever, increases blood circulation, highly aromatic, insect repellent

    Goldenseal - Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, useful for treating wounds

    Hyssop - improves circulation, heals wounds, detoxifier

    Lemon Balm - stress reliever, antibacterial, highly aromatic, rodent and insect repellent, calming

    Lovage - aids respiratory and mucus membrane health, blood detoxifier, anti-inflammatory

    Marigold - vibrant egg yolks, feet and beaks/bills, insect repellent, antioxidant

    Marjoram - laying stimulant, anti-inflammatory, decongestant, improves blood circulation, detoxifier

    Mint (all kinds) - insecticide and rodent repellent, antioxidant, aids in respiratory health, digestive aid, lowers body temperature naturally. Feeding results in larger eggs, thicker eggshells and increased egg production.

    Nasturtium - laying stimulant, antiseptic, antibiotic, insecticide, wormer

    Oregano - combats coccidia, salmonella, infectious bronchitis, avian flue, blackhead and e-coli, strengthens immune system

    Parsley - high in vitamins A, B,C calcium and iron, aids in blood vessel development, laying stimulant

    Peppermint - anti-parasitic, insect repellent.

    Pineapple Sage - aids nervous system, highly aromatic, antiseptic

    Plantain - Antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. Prevents infection.

    Raspberry Leaf - antioxidant, relaxant, supports healthy reproductive system.

    Rose Petals - highly aromatic, high in Vitamin C, antioxidant

    Rosemary - pain reliever, respiratory health, insect repellent

    Sage - antioxidant, anti-parasitic, general health promoter, thought to combat Salmonella
    Spearmint - antiseptic, insect repellent, stimulates nerve, brain and blood functions

    Tarragon - antioxidant, appetite stimulant.

    Thyme - aids in respiratory health, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-parasitic, stimulant

    Yarrow - antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, clears sinuses and respiratory systems, stress reliever

    Herbs are easy to grow, generally not picky about the soil they are grown in and many come back year after year.
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  2. lcertuche

    lcertuche Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the information. Many herbs literally grow like weeds and are so healthy for the human family as well as poultry.
  3. Susan G

    Susan G Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 4, 2016
    Thank you for such a great list of herbs and uses!!!
  4. DrPatrickBiggs

    DrPatrickBiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2015

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