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Using store-bought chemical cleaners in your coop is a recipe for disaster.
On our homestead, we try to stick with all-natural cleaners – who wants an egg full of toxins, right?
I’ve found that essential oils are a great natural alternative that promote a healthier living environment and might even help your chickens lay better!
In this episode, you’ll learn about essential oils you can use to make 5 different sprays to help your chickens live healthier lives.
You’ll also learn the dos and don’ts of essential oils, how they are a cost-effective alternative to store-bought cleaners, and how to buy them wholesale.
- The 5 ways essential oils can help you create a healthy coop for your hens
- How to make your own coop sprays with oils
- Why I don’t currently recommend using oils for medicinal purposes on your flock (and what to do instead)
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Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category. Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.