Healthy Herb Garden Chickens Will Love – the top 16 herbs for chickens! Herbs and herbal health aren’t just for us; they are great for our chickens too. We can create an herb garden chickens will enjoy and promote natural health and wellness at the same time. There are certainly more than 16 herbs to choose from, and each with special properties just for your chickens. If you want a more in depth list and detailed information, I would recommend reading Fresh Eggs Daily and Gardening With Chickens by Lisa Steele. These books should be on every chicken owner’s bookshelf!
So what herbs should you consider? These are herbs I have found beneficial in my herb garden for my chickens. If you don’t have the space to grow these fresh, dried herbs are another great alternative (though mine won’t always eat the dried herbs). Just remember to stick to organic growing and purchasing practices for your hens and roosters.
Chamomile – Chamomile is a wonderful herb for chickens. It can be used to fight lice, mites and fleas. It is also can be used as an antiseptic, natural antibiotic and is calming for chickens as well as people.
Chives – Chives are an iron source for chickens as well as digestion aid.
Cilantro – Cilantro isn’t just for your guacamole it can help to build strong bones, good for vision and a fungicide.
Dandelion – If you’re like me, you won’t have to plant dandelion! Dandelion can stimulate laying and is good for the overal health of a chicken.
Dill – Dill helps with appetite, digestion, respiratory health and is an antioxidant.
Garlic – I think garlic has amazing health benefits all the way around. In herb garden chickens will benefit in eating garlic as a laying stimulant, to improve circulation, respiration and can relieve diarrhea. Garlic is also a natural antibiotic!…