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Using Rosemary

Your chicken coop never smelled so good! That’s what you’ll say once you realize one of the benefits of having rosemary in your chicken coop. So what are the benefits? What makes this one of the best chicken coop herbs?

Well, like many herbs, rosemary has its unique features that can help your chickens. Some of these features include the improvement of respiratory health and act as an insect repellent. You can take advantage of these features by simply adding it to your the chicken coop. And, the best part is that rosemary, which is a perennial herb, is easy to grow. Since rosemary is a herb that is considered to be a green treat, it can be fed free-choice to your chickens. With all that being said, let’s explore the various benefits rosemary can have on your chicken coop. You will be wondering why you never tried this before:

Field of Rosemary

Using Rosemary in Your Chicken Coop

First off, what is a rosemary herb? Rosemary is an aromatic herb that grows on an evergreen bush. This leaf herb is a part of the mint family. Typically, it’s is used in cooking and as well as an air-freshener.

Why should you use it in your chicken coop? The answer is simple. Not only does rosemary smell great, it also serves as a deodorizer, pain reliever and respiratory support for your chicken. It doesn’t stop there, it can also be used as an insect repellent. To get the most out of this herb, you should plant it in and around the chicken coop.


We all know how foul your chicken coop can get. Luckily, rosemary is a natural and inexpensive herb that can deodorize your chicken coop in no time. You can just simply hang a few twigs, place some twigs behind the nest boxes or sprinkle some clipping in the chicken coop. It’s that easy. The best part is that you won’t need any water. As the rosemary dries out the stronger the smell will get stronger. Voilà, you have yourself a fresh smelling and deodorized chicken coop.

Pain Reliever

Surprisingly, rosemary is great to help relieve any pain your chickens may have. You can take some rosemary to make a salve. It can also be eaten fresh by your chickens and applied fresh directly to your chicken’s wound. These are some ways you can use rosemary effectively to relief any pain issues.

Respiratory Support

There are a variety of respiratory issues that can occur in your chicken coop. These respiratory issues come from viruses and bacteria. However, there is a way to prevent this from happening. Rosemary’s aromatic smell can actually give respiratory support for your chicken coop. By placing clipping or growing rosemary in your chicken’s nest boxes, you can help improve their respiratory system, especially for newly born chicks.

Insect Repellant

Even though you may not notice any odd signs from your chickens, insects can actually be inside the chicken coop and affect your chicken’s health. Rosemary can help. It can help deter insects, like flies, ants, and mosquitoes; from getting into the chicken coop. Just place a small cloth scented bag filled with rosemary inside the chicken coop, and plant it around the chicken coop. Go ahead and get rid of that toxic spray because all natural is the best way to go.

If you need more information or have any questions about rosemary chicken coop herbs, please give us a call at 801.214.1278 or send us an email at support@chickensaloon.com>. Our Chicken Saloon team will be more than happy to answer any of your questions.

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