Great idea! Another good one is to wipe down the roost with that or lavender oil. Keeps the nasties away. You can also put cut up lavender directly into the laying box to give it a nice smell and deter bugs. Wouldn't it be nice to have lavender smelling eggs? Backyard Poultry naturally by Aussie writer Alanna Moore gives those ideas and 100 more in her book. Great fun reading. This is our best selling book.
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