If you’re interested in using essential oils with your chickens, you’ll want to tune into this episode of What The Cluck?! where we discuss just that.

In this episode of What The Cluck?! we talk about 4 essential oils you can use to raise a healthy chicken flock.

We also examine reasons to use essential oils over traditional Western medicine, as well as times when you might want to avoid using essential oils.

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We also talk about specific recipes for making your own chicken first aid items to have on hand in case of an emergency.

If you’ve never considered using essential oils on your homestead, I hope this episode helps you begin or your essential oil journey with your chickens.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Which 4 essential oils you can use to improve the health of your chickens
  • Recipes for wound care and to improve skin issues
  • How to make homemade cleaners for your coop
  • How to give your chickens essential oils without purchasing them

Links I discuss in this podcast:

Chicken Farms Try Oregano As Antibiotic SubstituteThe New York Times

How To Make Home Cleaners With Essential Oils From Untrained Housewife

Antimicrobial activity of essential oils and five terpenoid compounds against Campylobacter jejuni in pure and mixed culture experiments. – Pub Med

Composition and antibacterial activity of the essential oils of four commercial grades of Omani luban, the oleo-gum resin of Boswellia sacra FLUECK. – Pub Med

Wound Care Ointment Using Frankincense Essential Oil From Timber Creek Farm

Where to Purchase Essential Oils Through Timber Creek Farm

Natural Fly Repellent You Can Make In Your Own Kitchen – FrugalChicken

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FrugalChicken Facebook group

Feeding Your Hens Right!

Additional Reading:

5 Ways to Use Coconut Oil

Raising Chickens: Your Top 10 Questions Answered!

I’d like to hear from you!

How do you use essential oils with your chickens? What would you like to learn about using essential oils with chickens? Email me at editor@thefrugalchicken.com or comment below!


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.

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    1. Hi Ginny, thanks for letting me know! I will try to have some articles about safely using them for your chickens soon (in addition to this podcast).

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