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 nesting box 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.
If you purchase everything I have in my nesting box herb 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.
You can also purchase 1/2 pound quantities instead of full 1 pounds, and you can leave out a few items if you need to cut costs. Just always make sure to have the peppermint in the mix.
(Complete listing is at bottom of post with links and prices to the Amazon Affiliate links to purchase them.)
I use a large rubbermaid container to mix my nesting box 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!