Okay one last chicken post for now. The other day I was cutting back one of my many lavender plants and decided to toss the branches in the coop. Right away the chickens checked it out.
As they walked over it and stirred it around the smell of lavender was so strong and lovely.
I do it ever couple of days now and it smells so good as they continue to walk on it. I just rake it out when I clean. I even throw some into the henhouse where they sleep.
They love to come lay upon the stems when I toss it in. Maybe it is soothing to them like it is for us humans.
One thing I also noticed is that the days it is real fresh and the scent is strong, it seems to deter flies. I have lots of plants but I think I will plant some more so I have plenty to throw in over the summer months.