Keep your chicken coop fresh and clean and bug free with this DIY chicken coop spray. It only takes a few minutes to make and works great!
We have 11 backyard chickens and I absolutely love each and everyone of them. Not only do they provide us with delicious, organic eggs but they are also quite entertaining.
What I don’t love is the stench chickens can create and dealing with the bugs and rodents chickens can attract.
But if you do your best to keep your coop clean you shouldn’t have to deal with those issues very often.
I created a DIY chicken coop spray that I use almost daily to keep my coop fresh and bug free.
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What Does Chicken Coop Spray Do?
I made this chicken coop spray with two purposes in mind. After encountering several hideous spiders in the coop I wanted/needed something that would repel bugs, specifically spiders.
The chickens take care of most of the bugs in the coop. But the spiders were creating webs on the ceiling of the coop where the chickens couldn’t reach them and they needed to go!
I also wanted to create something that would just freshen up the overall scent of the coop.
This homemade chicken coop spray does both very well and it’s all natural and completely safe to use around chickens.
DIY Chicken Coop Spray Ingredients
To make this chicken spray you’ll need the following ingredients plus a 16oz glass spray bottle like this one.
- Lemongrass Essential Oil
- Rosemary Essential Oil
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
How to Make Homemade Chicken Coop Spray
Simply add a 1/2 cup of vinegar to the glass spray bottle.
Add 15 drops of rosemary essential oil.
Add 15 drops of lemongrass essential oil.
Add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil.
Add 10 drops of tea tree essential oil.
Fill the bottle the rest of the way with distilled water.
Attach nozzle, shake well and you’re done!
How to Use Chicken Coop Spray with Essential Oils
To use this chicken coop spray, I simply spray all over the inside of the coop, focusing especially on the inside of the coop walls. I also spray in the nesting boxes and the roosting areas.
I always keep my chickens in the run when I do this. Chickens have very sensitive respiratory systems. I let the coop air out for about an hour before letting the chickens back in the coop area.
I use the chicken coop spray as often as necessary. In the summer I use it almost daily and in the winter I use it every few days or so.
Just make sure to shake well before each use.
Always Use Pure Essential Oils
It is absolutely vital that you use only 100% pure essential oils around your pets and family.
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Final Thoughts About Chicken Coop Spray
Ever since I started using this DIY chicken coop spray the coop smells so much better and I’m not noticing as many spiders or webs.
If you have chickens I highly recommend you try it out!