They will help a laying hen feel safe and relaxed while she is sitting, and calm a broody hen, as well as repel rodents, flies and other parasites. Broodies have a tendency to get mites and other bugs since they dont get out to dust bathe often, if at all, and the warm, dark space underneath them is a breeding ground for parasites. The herbs safely and naturally avoid that.
This would work for feeder too, sized to hold inverted 5 gal water jug. Base is lifted to keep them from getting dirt in it. Outside in coop run area. Feeder / waterer on top of sturdy plywood & galvanized awning so can be accessed without entering run
The Best Herbs For Chickens To Eat? These Are Them (Plus One For First Aid!) [Podcast]
Knowing which herbs are good for your hens (and why) is critical to raising chickens naturally. Bloggers: Feel free to use this infographic on your site as long as you give credit to FrugalChicken and provide a link to the FrugalChicken website.