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Chickens eat the strawberries...

 
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Because that's what they find when they escape.

There no more mystery than that.
 
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It is rather annoying though when you are first starting out and only have a handful of fruit and your chickens get to them first.
 
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Adam Hoar wrote:It is rather annoying though when you are first starting out and only have a handful of fruit and your chickens get to them first.



Absolutely. There is a lot to learn about the little buggers.

I made the comment because it has been suggested that they escape and eat your berries, or prize petunias, because they lack some particular nutrients in their “regular” feed.
I don’t believe they wander about, saying,”You know, we’re lacking certain nutrients in the feed around around here, so when I bust out, I’m heading straight for the strawberries….”
The reality is they grab what they find, first, be it berries or begonias.
 
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The adage "What they don't eat, they'll s...poop on" definitely applies to chickens!
 
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That's why I'm a fan of benevolent confinement
 
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