Re: ***Winter gardening chat! *** December~January
It doesn't seem to matter what's available to them, they have "grass is greener" syndrome when it comes to my garden. Mine are destructive more with the scratching than anything. They've torn whole plants up. I really don't think there's a grey area with chickens in the garden unless you want them to do the dirty work of cleaning up a finished harvest or prepping a bed for planting (and they do an excellent job here). Everything else is devoured, not nibbled and they want the same parts of the plant that we do. Sorry.