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The Best Herbs For Chickens To Eat? These Are Them (Plus One For First Aid!) [Podcast]

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While a lot of herbs are great for chickens, there's a few that I feel are the best herbs for chickens to eat. There's also a couple on my list that are perfect for other uses, such as first aid and as natural cleaners (make sure you grab my free reference sheet).   In this episode of What The Cluck?! we look at my favorite herbs for chickens to eat, as well as how to actually incorporate these herbs into your daily life with your flock.      You'll learn:   Which are the best herbs for chickens to eat Why I recommend avoiding cinnamon My favorite way to clean a chicken coop Which herb I prefer for first aid (and how to use it)   LIKE THIS PODCAST? LISTEN TO THE REST HERE Links we discuss:   Where to Buy: Comfrey Cinnamon Oregano Sage Marigold Mint Chicken Farms Try Oregano As Antibiotic Substitute Boy In Kentucky Dies From Cinnamon Inhalation   READ NEXT: HOW & WHY TO FERMENT CHICKEN FEED Transcript:   Hi there, and welcome to session 19 of What the Cluck?!, a podcast devoted to keeping chickens for fun and self-sufficiency. I’m Maat from FrugalChicken, and in this episode we’ll talk about the best herbs for chickens to eat to help them stay healthy and to help them lay better.   So, we’re also going to cover specifically how to use these herbs, why herbs are sometimes advantageous over a more medical approach at times, and some of the scientific evidence that these herbs do some good.   This will be a valuable episode that’s full of advice you can use today. Just as a reminder, you can get this episodes show notes at TheFrugalChicken.com/Podcast19, that’s podcast one nine.   So stay with me!   So, first let’s talk about the whys, meaning why bother being concerned about the best herbs for chickens to eat, as well as using herbs in the first place, and there’s some good reasons, as well as scientific reasons, why herbs are a good idea.   When it comes to chickens and their eggs, withdrawal times is a big deal, more s