Coming up with the best diet for your specific chickens sometimes requires trial and error, but one thing is certain: one of the best snacks for chickens is herbs.
Not all herbs are appropriate for chickens, so Chickens for Backyards has created a guide on which herbs are best.
Who doesn’t love some fresh mint? Chickens do! Adding fresh mint to your chickens’ daily water supply is beneficial for lowering body temperatures on those hot summer days. Furthermore, its scent is a great insect and rodent repellent so let it grow.
Turns out we’re not the only ones who enjoy parsley. Parsley is packed with vitamins for chickens, is good for blood circulation, and can help with their egg-laying. All pluses! The way to feed it to them is crushed, and then added to their feed.
Oregano is likely already likely in your pantry. Oregano, like parsley, has a ton of vitamins for chickens, and helps with immune-system development. In fact, it’s currently being studied as a deterrent against bacteria like salmonella!
Turns out, chickens can taste cilantro like us! And it goes a long way in developing strong bones, and vision.
If your chicken is going through pain for whatever the reason, rosemary is a proven pain reliever for poultry. And like mint, it keeps the bugs away. So even just having it around will keep your chickens happy.
Now that you have these herbs in mind, you’ll be well on your way to developing a happy, healthy diet for your chickens. Looking to add chickens to your flock? Contact Chickens for Backyards!