Do not force chickens to eat...
(SW MO, USA)
I have read multiple lists of things that chickens should not eat and no two
agree. When my chickens were free range there were several things in the wild
that they should not eat but unlike humans they know better. They had a
conflict with ringtail bandits, procyon lotor, and lost. A hot fence would help
but my solar charger died and the orchard is too far from the mains and on the
other side if the drive.The chicks have been confined to the coop while I
battle the raccoons. In the past I would mow, bag and add to their orchard. Now
I have to put the clippings in the coop but am very careful to mow around
anything that may be harmful to them such as crown vetch, coronilla varia.