Do chickens eat hosta?
Our cute chicks from last year are now full-grown free-ranging hens. We've got 5 hens, 2 guinea hens, and have added eleven more this summer. So, now that my hostas are looking really really shabby, I'm beginning to suspect that chickens eat hosta leaves. This is the first year I've had shabby leaves, so am I right in suspecting the chickens? They do have one nest in the hostas, but that's kinda good because then at least I know where some of the eggs are.
The chickens do some damage, but less than I thought. As far as bugs, practically none, so Yahoo! chickens! I sure wish I could get them high enough to eat aphids off the tall flowers, too.