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Nest Box Herbs

Adding aromatic dried herbs to a hen's nest box provides a better nest box experience!

Hi! I'm Lisa Steele. 

Founder of Fresh Eggs Daily®, 5th generation chicken keeper, and author. I live in Maine with my husband, our corgi, and a flock of about 2 dozen chickens, ducks, and geese. 

Since 2009, I've been sharing advice and tips on raising happy, healthy backyard flocks here on my blog, in my books, and on my social media @fresheggsdaily.

And I'm excited to have partnered with Pecking Order to create a new Nest Box Herbs mix to provide your hens a better nest box experience!

We specifically chose four wonderfully aromatic herbs with all kinds of benefits for your laying hens to use in this nest box mix. Create a better nesting experience for your hens by adding dried herbs.

Why Nest Box Herbs?

Laying or sitting hens need to feel safe and calm in their nest. These herbs will not only provide some stress-relief for them, but also help to keep bugs and other pests away with their powerful, natural essential oils.

Your nest boxes will not only improve your hens' laying experience, but also look pretty and smell SO nice - to us humans, at least! To pests, not so much.

I'm all about natural products. And this product is all natural and non-toxic. Your hens shouldn't want to eat the herbs, but if they do, no harm done. The bag contains nothing but dried herbs. No artificial scents or colors, and nothing harmful or toxic. 

Nest Box Herbs includes |


  • Acts as antioxidant
  • Supports respiratory health
  • Works as a digestive aid
  • Lowers stress levels
  • Promotes feather growth
  • Can increase egg production 
  • Can increase egg size
  • Leads to thicker eggshells
  • Insect and rodent repellent


  • Acts as an antibacterial
  • Relieves stress and calms hens
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Highly aromatic
  • Works as an insect repellent
  • Laying stimulant

Lemon Balm

  • Highly aromatic
  • Helps to repel rodents and insects
  • Calming
  • Acts as a stress reliever
  • Antibacterial


  • Supports vibrant orange egg yolks, feet and beaks/bills
  • Works to repel insects
  • Acts as an antioxidant 
  • Antibacterial
  • Laying stimulant 

Look for Pecking Order Nest Box Herbs at select retailers.

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