You you have free-range chickens and want to feed your chickens perennials then I would have to say that hostas are a good way to go:
..the friggin chickens love them..much to my chagrin. Personally I would prefer that they stay the hell away from the hostas and all the other plants but without penning them up there is not any other viable solution..I guess it could be worse since we have 20 hostas or so and they only ate 2 of them..the other ones are at the beginning of the driveway which the chickens don’t really know about..so don’t tell them.
Out the other day for a hike on the loop and we are hoping we stumbled onto some coyote poop..we hope coyote but we fear it is bear poop..and berry bear poop at that:
..and the chickens and chicks are all playing nice now..they usually hang out in the same vicinities all day long..with ‘hoder’ being the exception..hoder is about 1/3 the size of the other chicks and has a slightly deformed head from when Ma hen stepped on him..plus he seems to have vision loss in one eye…hoder always is about 10 ft away from the others but seems happy and normal.
Chickie ( who has benefitted the most since Hoppy left..no more hiding from Hoppy means full foraging:
..and 2 of the 3 chicks..the naked-neck ( or partial naked-neck) was blackbeard ( I was mistaken last month when I thought it was blackbeard who was eaten)..but blackbeard does not appear to be appropriate since the Rhode Island Red parent red color is showing in the ‘beard’…and we think the other is ‘Chickie’s offspring..