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Freezing Herbs for a Winter Treat for Your Chickens

Freezing herbs for a winter treat for your chickens will make you a super star in your flocks eyes. The herbs and flower you freeze will be a welcome treat that will boost their immune system and overall health.

Freezing Herbs for a Winter Treat for Your Chickens
Freezing Herbs for a Winter Treat for Your Chickens

If you have chickens, you’re probably aware of how they can become treasured homestead livestock. You care for them and they provide eggs and eventually meat. You want to make sure your chickens get the best nutrients possible.

Unfortunately, it can get a little hard to find fresh greens and herbs for chickens in the winter, when they have to depend a lot on feed for their food. If you’ve found this to be a problem with your chickens, you’ll be happy to know that this tutorial is the solution to your problem.

It’s quite normal to dry a few herbs, greens, and edible flowers for chickens to munch on during the winter, especially since these will help them stay healthy. However, if you want to go the extra mile and provide a little treat every now and then, you should consider freezing that greenery during the summer so you can thaw it and give it to the chickens every now and then. With winter around them, they’ll find fresh greens to be quite a treat!

All you’ll need for this tutorial is:

– Fresh Herbs (Basil, Mint, Oregano, Sage, Thyme, etc)
– Edible Flowers (Marigolds, Clover, Bee Balm, Roses, etc)
– Empty Plastic Berry Boxes

The tutorial will show you how to freeze the greens in the empty boxes so you have fresh greens for your chickens come winter.

Herbs to Freeze

Basil – Used for mucus membrane health and has antibacterial properties
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Catnip – Repels insects and used as a sedative/relaxant
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Cilantro – Helps keep fungus at bay, antioxidant properties, bone health, high in Vitamin A for eye health and Vitamin K for blood clotting
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Dill – Respiratory health, antioxidant properties, sedative/relaxant
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Fennel – Enhances reproductive health (egg laying)
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Garlic – Enhances reproductive health (egg laying) / helps control parasites
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Lavender – Smells wonderful, lowers stress, circulatory health, , insect repellent
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Lemon Balm – Smells nice in the coop, lowers stress, antibacterial, repels rodents
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Marigold – Enhances reproductive health (egg laying)
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Marjoram – Enhances reproductive health (egg laying)
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Mint – Used in nest/coop -(all kinds) – insecticide and rodent repellent
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Nasturtium – Enhances reproductive health (egg laying), antiseptic, antibiotic, insecticide, de-wormer
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Oregano – Contains antibiotic properties which may help prevent avian flu, blackhead, coccidia, e-coli, infectious bronchitis and salmonella
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Parsley – Promotes circulatory system development, enhances reproductive health (egg laying), rich in vitamins
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Peppermint – helps control parasites, insect repellent
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Pineapple Sage – Promotes nervous system health, smells wonderful
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Rose Petals – Highly aromatic, high in Vitamin C
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Rosemary – Pain relief, respiratory health, insect repellent
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Sage – Antioxidant, helps control parasites
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Spearmint – Antiseptic, insecticide, stimulates nervous system, circulatory and brain functions
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Tarragon – Antioxidant properties
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Thyme – Promotes respiratory health, antioxidant, has antibacterial properties, helps control parasites

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