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Natural Lice and Mite Prevention: Using Herbs in the Nest Box. Grow a blend of lavender, chamomile, bay leaves, oregano, peppermint, tansy, wormwood, marigold petals, spearmint, & catnip. put in nest boxes. This formula is antibacterial, anti-parasitic, calming, soothing & healing for chickens. Also mint to repel mice!
So why is this wire mesh attached to my pitchfork? Because I've turned our chicken coop into one big litter box. After doing this for the last year or so, I can easily say that this method is a winner. I added a 2-inch layer of coarse sand to the bottom of the coop and use my "pooper scooper" to pick up the poop. And the coop doesn't smell! That's half the battle in keeping critters away. Once a year, clean out all the sand and start over and you're good to go.
Chicken or Rooster Outdoor Decor. Outdoor Wooden hand painted sign. This rustic country sign is hand painted using recycled wood and free handed and painted by me! I can custom design any silhouette you like and use what ever colors you need for your yard. Have a certain saying in mind? Just contact me and we will custom design your outdoor sign today! For sale on Etsy. Click the picture to take you there!
Thorough and organized, this guide will help you design the ultimate chicken coop: convenient for you, and spacious and comfortable for the birds. Covered in detail are 15 items, such as space, nest boxes, roosts, windows, runs, and more. Plenty of photos for ideas. Also a word on chicken runs and yards. Whether you keep a few birds or a larger flock, the important principles are the same.