We have had a lot of people asking us today how we make our nesting box herbs. It is so simple! The initial investment is a bit high, but when you compare the amount you are making to how much you would normally pay for maybe six ounces, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
During the spring/summer/fall months, I supplement with some fresh herbs in the boxes also. I just really enjoy keeping the dried herb mixture on hand at all times. It is a great way to freshen up the coop when you have just added new bedding materials. It is also believed that it helps deter insects and rodents, as well as being a great way to soothe hens who are laying their eggs, or broody hens who are sitting on eggs to hatch.
We purchase one pound of each of these: peppermint, chamomile, marigold petals, rose petals, basil, thyme, and oregano. If you purchase everything I have in my blend here, you will spend approximately $130.00 on Amazon; however, please realize that you will be making 8 pounds of mix. If you want to start a bit cheaper, purchase the peppermint, marigold petals, lavender, and rose petals. You can always add more to the mix later.
(Complete listing is below with links and prices to the Amazon Affiliate links to purchase them.)
I use a large rubbermaid container to mix my herbs in to avoid making a mess. Once finished I transfer them into airtight 2 gallon ziploc bags. Get ready to be in love with this scent. We have even used it in sachets in our drawers.
If you have any questions, post in the comments!