Healthy Herbs For Chickens: Rosemary

rosemary and chickens

Rosemary is an excellent herb for chickens, offering several benefits:

  1. Respiratory Health: Rosemary can help improve respiratory health in chickens. Its strong aroma is known to clear nasal passages and aid in respiratory wellness.
  2. Pest Repellent: The strong scent of rosemary is a natural deterrent for pests like lice and mites.
  3. Stress Reduction: The aroma of rosemary has a calming effect on chickens, reducing stress levels which is beneficial for their overall well-being.
  4. Antioxidant Properties: Rosemary contains antioxidants, which can support the immune system of chickens.
  5. How to Use: You can hang fresh rosemary in the coop, add dried rosemary to their feed, or scatter it around the coop and run.

Remember, while rosemary is beneficial, it should be used in moderation as part of a balanced diet and environment for your chickens.