Aromatic nesting herbs
Enrichment type:
occupational
Items Required:
herbs
Species:
poultry

Aromatic Nesting Herbs

Adding aromatic herbs and plants to your hen's nestbox can be an enriching treat. They can also be useful for repelling insects and ectoparasites.

Sources

  1. Tomás G, Merino S, Martínez-de la Puente J, Moreno J, Morales J, Lobato E, Riverode Aguilar J, Del Cerro S. 2012. Interacting effects of aromatic plants and female age on nest-dwelling ectoparasites and blood-sucking flies in avian nests. Behavioral Processes.
  2. http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2015/08/herbs-nesting-boxes.html
  3. http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2012/01/nesting-box-herbs-chicken-aromatherapy.html
  4. http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/04/herbal-pest-contol-spruce-coop-herbal.html