5 Plants to grow for Chicken Health in a Chook Garden

Sage – green and purple a great herb for general health and wellbeing
Geranium – it’s hardy and it will flower and feed the bees as well as having a great smell, help balance their hormones and provide antiseptic quanlities,
Fennel is great for chooks – it supports their reproductive health and lets face it – it’s all about the eggs for me!
Tansy which keeps blow flies at bay (they are attracted to all that chicken poo)
Thyme which promotes respiratory health,  acts as an antioxidant, has antibacterial properties, and helps control parasites.

I also planted perlagonium because it smells really nice and will hopefully help to mask any chicken poo smells which might arise. I also inter-planted a few iris bulbs, simply because I have plenty, gifted to me from my mother-in-law and they will provide spots of colour and delight in spring.

Of course I was duly supervised by the beneficiaries of my gardening efforts – the chickens …

It always an act of hope and faith, planting a new garden, not only for the benefit of the humans that pass by and through it, but for the chickens on the other side of the wire.