It’s the height of the summer and also the height of chicken pests. So often these tiny chicken pests such as poultry lice
, and fleas
that affect chickens go overlooked. However if left unchecked, their populations will boom and thrive to establish their own families to overwinter on your chickens and in your coop. There are plenty of things you can do to help keep pests at bay including keeping a tidy coop, checking your flock periodically for pests, utilizing food grade DE
and adding an herbal blend like Critter Ritter to your coop.
Critter Ritter is made by the husband and wife team of Luv Nest
. They are based in New Hampshire and have been working together to create delightful herbal coop blends for your chickens. The Critter Ritter includes Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Meadowsweet, Red Clover, Red Raspberry Leaf, Rosemary, Thyme, Comfrey, Nettle Leaf, Calendula Flowers, and Lavender. It’s easy to use. Simply sprinkle it in the nesting boxes and around the coop.
Here, Sunshine is inspecting my handy work. I don’t worry about doing a great job at sprinkling it. The best part is the chickens are happy to help. They naturally scratch in the shavings to help spread it around. Sometimes, they even eat it and that’s okay too. The herbs are a great way to supplement their health and diversify their diet.
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest
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Disclosure: The opinions in this post are all my own. I have not been paid to write this review. Luv Nest is a sponsor of Tilly’s Nest and has provided samples of their blends at no cost to me.