Giveaway: Nesting Box Blend from Treats for Chickens

May 14, 2012

Years ago, I had a desire to spoil my pet chickens.  I was looking for a company that specialized in organic chicken treats.  Three years ago, I happened to stumble upon Treats for Chickens one evening while surfing the internet.  Immediately I fell in love with their products, their philosophy and their organic practices.  I placed my first order for their Nesting Box Blend and their organic food grade diatomaceous earth (DE).

The Nesting Box Blend is simply amazing!  The blend smells heavenly and is made from an assortment of dried herbs and flowers.  I like to think of it as aromatherapy for chickens.  It is said to make their egg laying process less stressful and it also keeps mites and lice away from the flock.  Habitually, each time I clean out the nesting boxes, I sprinkle about a tablespoon of the Nesting Box Blend and a teaspoon of DE  into the bottom of each box.  I finish off the boxes with a thick layer of pine shavings.  As I am cleaning the coop the girls know exactly what I am doing. They eagerly anticipate exploring the nesting boxes after they are cleaned.  The best part, is that I swear everyone lays an egg on the day I clean out the coop!  Three years later, I cannot imagine my girls’ lives without these two products!

Over the years, I always find myself trying new items from Treats for Chickens to my order.  I have tried and swear by both of their chicken toys.  I love to add a teaspoon of the Cluck and Sea Kelp on top of their weekly plain yogurt treat.  In the heat of summer, my flock loves me to make them refreshing tea in one of their waterers.  I also spoil the girls like crazy in the Winter when they cannot get out and free-range as much.  This past season, they were treated to Meal Worm Delight, Worms and Harvest Flakes and Pumpkin Seed Snacks.  Three years later, I still religiously place my order every few months.

This past month, I was approached by Treats for Chickens to become a sponsor of my website.  To celebrate, we both thought that giving away their famous Nesting Box Blend (4 oz size) would be a fantastic treat for our followers!  I hope you will check them out for yourself.  They are another wonderful example of a small family run business, whose heart is truly in every product they create.

Here is how to enter for your chance to win:

1. You must leave a comment on this blog for entry. Only comments here on this blog post will be
accepted as an entry. Be sure to leave an email address so that we can contact you if you do not have a blog. (1 entry) If you are doing any of the below actions to increase your number of entries, please let us know in your comment. You can earn 5 entries in this amazing giveaway!

2. Visit the Treats for Chickens Facebook page and tell them Tilly sent you. (1 entry)

3. Tell me the product that you would like to try most from Treats for Chickens. (1 entry)

4. Don’t miss out on future giveaways. Follow our blog, Tilly’s Nest (1 entry) Following options are on the right hand side of this website. Current fans will already qualify for this entry.

5. Follow Tilly’s Nest on Facebook. (1 entry)

Good luck!

This contest ends on Sunday, May 20 , 2012 at 11:59 pm East Coast Time.
One winner will be selected at random.  Item ships to US address only.

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103 thoughts on “Giveaway: Nesting Box Blend from Treats for Chickens”

  1. This is such a great giveaway!! I have been wanting to try the nesting box blend for a while but my budget just haven't allowed for it πŸ™ This is a perfect opportunity for me to try it and convince my husband to work it in to our budget! I'm definately doing all 5 entries to this contest. Obviously like I said the product I've been wanting to try the most is the nesting box blend!! though I have also been wanting to treat my hens with the pumpkin seed treat too. Thanks again for this great opportunity! πŸ™‚
    Wan-Chi Punga

  2. I've never heard of Treats for Chickens. Took a look over at their website & they have alot of nice products. I love the name 'Chicken Crack', and the "chicken toy" is so cute. I've bookmarket it, and will look more thouroghly later. I (Deer Tales) also went to their page and LIKE'd them as well. πŸ™‚ I already LIKE your page (which brought me here). While here, I've followed your blog (as Beach) & your pinterest page. I'm kinda feelin' like a stalker at the moment! πŸ˜‰

  3. Hi! I posted on Treats for Chickens that Tilly sent me! I have already tried many of their products, but would love to try the "Tea." I figure I love a cool drink of iced tea on a hot day, so why wouldn't my girls deserve the same:) Thank you, Linda

  4. I shop all the time for special treats for my girls, hit the discount berries at the grocery daily, on Firday nights I pop popcorn for them just love to spoil them but when I saw "Crack for Chickens" I just have to get that. I 'm still chuckling over that name. Cheryl

  5. What a great giveaway! I have been following you on here and on facebook, and I LOVE your blog! I think my girls would adore the chicken crack. Thank you for having such fun giveaways!

    Ariana W

  6. I'd love to win a portable play pen. We built one ourselves, but then incorporated it into a run attached to the coop. A new portable pen would help us keep our hens safe from the hawks and dogs… we're having to babysit them every time we let them free range right now.

  7. Already a fan on FB πŸ™‚ after looking and gosh was it hard to narrow it down to just one, but I think the nesting box blend sounds wonderful. πŸ™‚

  8. Oh I want to try the Nesting Box Blend. Sounds awesome. And I need to get a Pest Pistol.
    I follow your blog AND FB. And I follow Treats for Chickens. Gave a shout out on their page that you had sent me.

  9. I was planning to purchase the Nesting Box Blend for my girls once they move to the coop! I'm following you here on the blog and on FB… and I visited Treats for Chickens on FB as well to let them know you sent me. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

  10. Mmmm Meal Worm Delight, now what chicken wouldn't be happy to try something with that name! lol. Happy to learn about a new product to spoil the girls =) Thanks!

  11. 1. What a great line of products, thank you for telling us about them!
    2. Visited their Facebook page and left the comment πŸ™‚
    3. I would love to try the Nesting Box Blend for my chickens.
    4. I follow the Tilly's Nest blog πŸ™‚
    5. I follow Tilly's Nest on Facebook.
    Thanks for doing fun giveaways!
    and this would not accept (verify) my credentials…so trying anonymous next

  12. I would love to try the Mealworm Delight! I think my girls would really go ga-ga over it! I already follow your blog and am headed over to facebook to follow you there! Thank you so much for all the advice and information! Sandra Baur

  13. My chickens would love the Nesting Box Blend! I would add this to their pine shavings and they would be so happy. And the Pumpkin Seed Snacks sound delicious!

  14. Hey look, I'm commenting on the blog post! I also like Treats For Chickens and Tilly's Nest on FB. I think my chickies would love some Chicken Crack (who wouldn't, really). And I follow the blog. Yay! πŸ™‚

    julieross37 at gmail dot com

  15. I have been using all the products from "Treats For Chickens" for over a year now and love their products. The "Nest Box Blend" is amazing! I not only use it in the nest box's but in the entire coop. It smells great! Just love the products and have happy chickens!!

  16. Love your blog! I would most like to try the Cluck N Sea Kelp for my chickies, but the Nesting Box Blend also sounds awesome!! I like Tilly's Nest on Facebook, I visited Treats for Chickens on Facebook and liked them and told them Tilly sent me. I also follow Tilly's blog. I think that's all 5. πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  17. I just found your blog!

    I would love the nesting blend. I think it would help the "wet" smell in the coop from all the rain we have had recently.

    I liked "Tilly's Nest" on Facebook!

  18. Thank you for your wonderful blog Melissa!!!!! You inspired me to have backyard chickens, and I can't imagine my family's lives without them! I really would love to try the Nest Box Blend! I know it's the item you're giving away, but I think my little feathered princesses would just love it! I will like Tilly's nest on FB and Treats for chicken's! Thank you so much!

  19. 1. My email~
    2. Visited their Facebook page and left the comment
    3. I would like to use the mealworms
    4. I follow the Tilly's Nest blog
    5. I follow Tilly's Nest on Facebook.

    I really enjoy all these great giveaways

  20. I would love to use this for my chicken coup! I have five entries hoping to win this awesome prize. I would like to try the mealworms

  21. OOOH I would love to win one of these! I have five entries. The thing that I would like to try is the nesting box blend

  22. I liked "Treats for Chickens" on facebook – great resource. Already liked Tilly's Nest and joined this website via email. There are so many great products, but would have to choose the Nesting Box Blend. Your description of this product and how it has positively impacted your girls won me over. I think I covered all five ways to enter πŸ™‚

  23. Wow! These products are totally new to me! I love the idea of aroma therapy in the coop! I just spent the entire day Saturday deep cleaning the coop – something I do every spring. Top to bottom, hose it down… wish it stayed that nice all year long! Please include me in the drawing for your lovely giveaway!

  24. I think my favorite product is the Nesting Box Blend, but the Anti Icky Poo Oder Eliminator would be a close second… does it really eat up the dust/dander they put out? Wow… sounds almost too good to be true! I could really use some of that!

  25. I just followed your blog and I am going to click on the Treats for Chickens facebook page! The products I would most like to try are the nest box blend and the pumpkin seed snacks. I think my girls would really like them! πŸ™‚

  26. Ooooooh, I want to try the Nesting Box Mix! I "liked" the Chicken Treats page on FB and told 'em you sent me and I already subscribe to this blog πŸ˜‰

  27. I would choose the Chicken Scratch treat or the Mealy Worms or the Chicken Crack. I am in for 5 entries (several already done because I LOVE Tilly's Nest) Thanks for the giveaway. aunttam at sbcglobal dot net

  28. I would love to try the nest box blend. We are building a new coop and that would be a nice treat to help the girls get settled in their new home.

  29. I love your blog and nice to see someone else from MA! I would love to try the nesting box blend and think that is a great idea! I absolutely love your blog! Thank you! Jennifer

  30. Don't enter me in this give away. I just bought a bag of this so I'm totally stocked. Just wanted to add that I do LOVE this product and it does smell amazing. I use it mixed in with pine shavings in one house and I've mixed it with sand in the other house and it works great mixed with both mediums. So don't hesitate to try it if you have a product other than shavings in your nests. Should work great.

  31. Hi,
    Thank you for the nesting box tips. I would love to be entered for this giveaway πŸ™‚ I'm always looking for something for my new flock of Silkie's. I follow Tilly's Nest on Facebook and I'm a blog follower. I visited Treats for Chickens Facebook page and told them you sent me….so I just have to go shopping for my last entry and see what I would like? Get back to you with that later, so that 4 entries!
    Thank you, Pam –

  32. I love this blog, especially since I'm new to keeping chickens and want to take great care of them. I would like to try several of the blends, but I think the nesting box blend would be my first choice. I will be following all 5 steps, but not just because I want to enchance my chance of winning. I want to learn good techniques and know about the many resources out there.

    Thank you,

  33. 1. I have entered in all 5 categories.
    2. I went to Treats for Chickens and told them Tilly sent me (and I posted a link to your blog, for increased exposure).
    3. The product I'd most like to try is the Nesting Box Mix. I think my girls would LOVE this and maybe less stressful laying = quieter hens?!
    I also like the look of Chicken Crack and My Pet Chicken Salad Seed Mix!
    4. I followed your blog on Twitter and in a Feed (Google)
    5. I "like" your page on Facebook.

    Ok… pick me, pick me! Thank you!!!!!

  34. I love chicken wings!!!!!! I did the four things. Now to my 5TH entry I would like the nesting box blend. THATS WHY IM HERE

  35. I was planning purchase the Nesting Box Blend for my chicks once they move to the coop! I'm following you here on the blog and on FB… and I visited Treats for Chickens on FB as well. I'd love to try 'Chicken Crack"!!

  36. This is unrelated to the contest, but my chicken don't automatically go in the coop at night. Is there something I can do to help with this? I am catching them and putting them in at night. I was hoping to free range them, but if they don't know how to go in, I don't think it is possible……

    • Hi Sandi! How old is your flock? Are they staying in the run even when it is dark? Are they falling asleep outside? How big is your coop and run?

  37. The nesting box blend sounds wonderful. I 'd like to try that. I'm following your blog in Reader (so much help for a newbie chicken owner), I'm going next to follow you on FB and I liked and commented on Treats for Chickens on FB.

  38. How lucky could a hen be with fresh herbal nest bedding! Great Ideas here. I also Love the Hanging Stuffing Ball with the Bell. You've taken Chicken raising to a new Level!

    Refreshing new Ideas, Thank You,

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