Benefits of Citronella and Peppermint Essential Oils for Chickens
Ever heard of essential oils for flock health? Well, if you’re a seasoned backyard chicken owner, you probably have. It’s all the rage! And guess what? Strong Animals Chicken Essentials takes it to the next level. They’ve packed in a bunch of awesome organic essential oils and even made it super easy to use. No more guessing on how to give your flock a healthy boost or how to administer them to our flocks. Today we are going to highlight Preen Queen™.
Benefits of Citronella and Peppermint Essential Oils

Preen Queen is a dust bath additive to help remove excess oil from your chickens’ bodies. It contains zeolite (a drying agent), diatomaceous earth, peppermint and citronella essential oils. All of these ingredients work together to keep pests such as lice, mites or other harmful bugs away from your sweet pets.

Bugs hate the smell of peppermint and citronella. This deters them from even getting near your flocks. Preen Queen is a great addition to your chicken product cupboard! It comes in a 5 lb. container and includes an easy-to-use scoop to sprinkle all around your dust bath areas. It can be used indoors or outside in your chickens’ favorite dust hole.

Benefits of Citronella and Peppermint Essential Oils

What are some benefits of citronella essential oil? Citronella oil repels mosquitoes, gnats, flies, lice and mites. Need I say more? All of these icky pests can wreak havoc on a chicken. They can create problems in your coop and your flock. What an easy fix! Incorporate this essential oil into your care regimen.

What are some benefits of peppermint essential oil? Peppermint is good for chickens’ respiratory systems, keeps rodents, flies, and other pests away and is a great cleaning agent for your coop.

Benefits of Citronella and Peppermint Essential Oils

Next time you’d like to incorporate either of these essential oils into your chickens’ dust bath, simply sprinkle some Preen Queen in their dust bath areas. Strong Animals Chicken Essentials has safely incorporated organic essential oils into its products so you can be sure your flock is getting the correct amount! Too much or not enough is never a good thing. You can be assured that using these products is completely safe for your flock. I have been using them for almost 5 years and have never had a healthier flock of chickens!

Until next time,

–The Wing Lady

Published by Annie

Annie Wing is the author of Strong Animals Chicken 101 blog. She is a busy mom with 3 active kids. Annie and her family reside on an acreage in the Redwood River Valley in Minnesota. She enjoys gardening and her absolute favorite pastime is doting on her 28 chickens!