Basil supports immune system health and improves digestion. It also helps circulatory and mucus membrane health. Basil contains Vitamin K, iron and has antibacterial properties.
Bay leaves act as an insect deterrent to drive away fleas, lice, and other pests. They are full of antioxidants to boost immune system, as well as antiseptic, antimicrobial, and anti-fungal properties.
Black pepper is an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and works as an antioxidant, helping to flush toxins from the body. It is also packed with vitamins and nutrients and helps with the absorption of nutrients in foods.
Chickens are susceptible to respiratory issues. Black pepper can be very beneficial to them because of the properties benefiting respiratory system health.
Borage is high in calcium, beta carotene, vitamins A and B-3, and Omega 6 fatty acids, it helps form strong eggshells, boost egg yolk color, aid in mucus membrane health, strengthen bones and support the immune system.
Known to soothe and heal skin irritations and minor wounds when applied to the skin as an ingredient in a salve or balm. A tea made from calendula is reputed to help with digestive issues. Feeding the petals to you hens will help create a deeper orange yolk.
Repels rodents and insects, like lice and mites. it is packed with vitamins, including A, B1,B2,B3,B4,B5,B6,B9,B12 and C. The scent also has a calming effect on the hens.
Blue Cornflower has anti-inflammatory properties, treats fever, and aids in mucous membrane health. High in calcium, it also helps regulate ph levels.
All parts of the fennel plant, including the seeds are wonderful for your chickens.It is known to enhance reproductive health, acting as a powerful laying stimulant.
Ginger root is a great appetite stimulant and stress reliever. It helps clear congestion and it has anti-inflammatory and antiviral. It also stimulates blood flow, helps birds molt faster and boosts the immune system.
Lemon verbena is often used as a digestive aid. It has antiviral and antimicrobial properties, and antioxidants that boost the immune system.
Marjoram, a member of the mint family, has many beneficial qualities. It is a laying stimulant, decongestant, detoxifies,improves blood circulation, and is a good source of protein and calcium. Marjoram also has antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties.
Oregano is one of the most powerful natural antibiotics! In studies it has been found to be more effective than many of the currently used antibiotics.
It is thought to battle coccidiosis, salmonella, infectious bronchitis, avian flu, and E. coli. Oregano is packed with vitamins, calcium, and antioxidants. It also supports respiratory health and the immune system.
Parsley contains vitamins A, B, C, E and K, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium and zinc. It aids in blood-vessel development and also stimulate egg-laying. Parsley is also a good source of protein.
Peppermint helps control parasites, repels insects and rodents, lowers body temperature naturally, encourages feather growth, and is an antioxidant that aids in respiratory and digestive health.
Red Chili Flake-
Rosemary's benefits are far reaching! It is an overall health tonic for the entire body. Rosemary promotes good circulation, acts as a stimulant, and aids in digestion. it also works as as anti-septic, cleansing toxins from the blood. Rosemary repels flies and is a natural pain reliever.
Roses & Rose Hips-
Roses and rose hips cleanse blood toxins and act as antiseptics and antibacterial agents for both humans and chickens.
Sage is a wonderful herb to keep in the garden. It is an antioxidant, anti-parasitic and good for the overall health of our birds. It may also aid in combating salmonella and other diseases.
Sage is also a versatile herb for cooking and fresh is best! I'd say that’s a win-win!!!
Thyme is a natural insect repellent, so it's great in nesting boxes! It also aids in respiratory health and has antibiotic properties.