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Easy DIY Fresh Herb Chick Brooder Garland

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Fresh herbs make a nutritious edible garland for your  baby chicks.

Fresh herbs have numerous health benefits for baby chicks. Given the opportunity, chicks will happily nibble on herbs and weeds in their brooder.

Make this simple garland to keep your chicks busy and occupied, but also to let them start to develop a taste for them.

All of the culinary herbs have wonderful health benefits for baby chicks and chickens, so this will give your brooder babies a great head start! 

Easy DIY Fresh Herb Chick Brooder Garland

What you Need |

Fresh Herbs

All you need to make your garland is some twine, a pair of scissors and some fresh bunches of herbs. 

Fresh Herbs

Any of the common culinary herbs are fine for your baby chicks. They all have various health benefits. 

I decided to use these herbs for my brooder garland.

  • lavender
  • lemon balm
  • lemon verbena
  • marjoram
  •  orange mint
  • oregano
  • parsley
  • peppermint 
  • sage

What you Do |

First I made a loop at one end of a length of twine that I cut to about 2 yards long. Then I tied my bunches of herbs at intervals along the piece of twine.

Once your garland is the length you want, make a loop at the other end and then hang it in your brooder for your chicks (and broody) to enjoy. As you can see from the photos below, it didn't take long before I had a taker!

All the culinary herbs are perfectly safe for your chicks and chickens to eat. For a list of common herbs and their benefits, read HERE.  

Edibe Flowers

You could also try stringing up some edible flowers such as:

  •  marigolds
  • nasturtium
  • roses 
  • violets

Be sure you provide your chicks with a small dist of coarse dirt or some chick grit to help them digest the herbs in the garland.

And remove the twine once the herbs have been eaten. And that's about as easy as it could be. 

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