Some of our herbs were in flower or just in need of a good trim. Rather than sending the extra herbs to the compost pile, I like to put them into the chicken coop.
Not only does this provide a pleasant smell as they dry and a midnight snack for bored chickens, it also has microbial properties to keep the coop clean and free of mites.
Once the herbs are dry and mixed in to the shavings and droppings, the coop is cleaned out and then all refuse is composted. The herbs serve triple duty before becoming soil again.