Mmm… Lavender

Hi everybody, Jessica again! This is my second blog ever, but I am definitely starting to get the hang of it. This post will be focused on our new, oh-so adorable, baby chicks! If y’all haven’t read my first blog introducing myself and the gals, make sure too!

So, last night as I was performing my nightly baby watch (gotta make sure they stay warm, have food/water, and of course, give them attention) I noticed one of our Cochin’s peck peck peckin’ away at our lavender plant we put in there home. Originally, we put the plant in there to keep their nest smelling nice, and to give them some greenery to play with. I found it interesting how much this one chick in particular was so intrigued with the lavender.

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Some of you (or all) might know already the benefits of lavender plants, but it got me wondering.. SO! I did some research. Not only does lavender smell heavenly (a main ingredient in Treats for Chickens 100% organic Nesting Box Blend) but it also has some beneficial components of it. Lavender has such a powerful, soothing aroma that it actually calms your chickens, gives them a sense of serenity almost. Lavender is also a really nice insecticidal herb, meaning it keeps all the creepy, crawly bugs away from your precious flock.

And get this, lavender is just ONE of the many organic herbs in Treats for Chickens Nesting Box Blend! We’re talking about chamomile, peppermint, wormwood, tansy, eucalyptus leaves, calendula (marigold petals), catnip, and spearmint! All organic and having their own necessary benefits.Treats for Chickens provides this blend to be a top notch pest repellent, anti-fungal/antibacterial, soothing, healing, and aromatic addition for your nesting boxes. How much better can you get?

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Younger chickens often experience stress when they begin to lay eggs. Even older experienced layers can feel stress from time to time. Allow this special and caring formulation to benefit laying hens of all ages – your eggs will be even more wonderful!

Thanks for checkin’ up on today’s blog about the benefits of lavender and organic herbs of all sorts for your feathered friends. Until next time!

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WE. HAVE. CHICKS!

Hi everybody, my name is Jessica and I am the project manager over here at Treats for Chickens. You might wonder, hmm.. What EXACTLY does a project manager do? I am sort of the “make sure nothing goes haywire” person. What I mean by that is I make sure all orders get filled and shipped properly so our customers receive nothing but the best – all across the USA.  There isn’t a grain, seed, mealworm, etc. that doesn’t get past me without being perfect!

This has been my position for almost a year now, and to be quite frank, up until now I have known absolutely NOTHING about chickens. Quite honestly, they terrify me. Pretty ironic don’t cha think? Here I am, working for this company who strives to ensure backyard chickens stay healthy and happy, and I couldn’t tell you the difference between a hen and a rooster. Okay.. You’re probably thinking, wow this girl can talk! And you’re totally right, enough about me, this is supposed to be about OUR NEW BABY CHICKS!

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9 of them to be exact. 9 of the most ADORABLE little things I have ever seen. I have never owned a chick, held a chick, fed a chick, none of it. I live on a “multi-family-compound”, with a bunch of dirt-worshiping, foodie, chicken enthusiasts. With that in mind, getting baby chicks was not my idea at all. But, being a member of the family property, I was definitely game to help out! Let me tell you, as soon as I saw those lil’ guys (and hopefully they are REALLY all gals) and held one for my first time, I fell in LOVE! I mean, how can one not love something so small and fluffy? I actually fell pretty head over heels for one in particular. She is a four-day-old Bantam Cochin (did I get that right?) and I named her Gandalf! Take a look at the pic below, and hopefully someone gets the joke and can get a good chuckle.

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Get it? Gandalf the Grey like from Lord of the Rings. Haha! Anyway, I am having the time of my life getting to know these girls. How fast they are growing on the other hand, is a tad bit frightening. Do any of y’all remember what it was like having your first chick? That warm feeling you get in your stomach when you know it is almost time to go see them? Because that is what I experience all the time. I am a first time blogger/chicken-keeper. So no one be too harsh please! I would love to hear any positive feedback. I will be doing weekly check-in’s so don’t forget to keep coming back! Cluck yea!