Our chickens are now young adults. Fully feathered, taking their rolls in the flock and learning the boundaries set out for them. While they truly enjoy following me onto the deck and hanging out there, I do not enjoy cleaning the mess they leave and so a baby gate has been installed to keep them out and off. Our chickens have redefined free range and taken over much of the 3 acres we own. We are for the most part happy with this and enjoy watching the "chicken TV" each evening, but when they do things like eat my entire tomato plant, it loses the charm it once had.
Despite the chicken's best efforts, most of our tomato plants are thriving along with our basil, parsley and lettuce plants. The peppers are not far behind, but a bit spicy for the chickens I believe. They seem to have left those alone.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. - Philippians 4:13