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My great grandmother had this HUGE fig tree in her chicken yard.  She died in 1979, so I can not ask her why it was there, but I am going to guess that it was there for a reason.

Do chickens like figs?  I am going to guess that my great grandmother planted the fig tree in the chicken yard so the chickens could eat the fallen figs.

The chicken poop may have acted as a natural fertilizer for the tree.

So in a way, the tree might have recycled the chickens own poop in the way of a fruit.

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Originally Posted by texas hiker 

My great grandmother had this HUGE fig tree in her chicken yard.  She died in 1979, so I can not ask her why it was there, but I am going to guess that it was there for a reason.

Do chickens like figs?  I am going to guess that my great grandmother planted the fig tree in the chicken yard so the chickens could eat the fallen figs.

The chicken poop may have acted as a natural fertilizer for the tree.

So in a way, the tree might have recycled the chickens own poop in the way of a fruit.


I find chickens will eat most anything.

I suspect your grandmother planted the tree to both feed and shade them.  Sounds like a smart woman.

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Chickens adore figs. I have some figs in the freezer from last year I never got around to putting up, & I've been putting them out there & they have been going crazy over them.

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The first thing my rooster does when I let him out of the coop in the morning is check the around the fig tree; which is close to the coop. 
He doesn't understand that this year's figs aren't ripe yet.  He keeps hoping and hoping....

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, bredas and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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Originally Posted by gritsar 

The first thing my rooster does when I let him out of the coop in the morning is check the around the fig tree; which is close to the coop. 
He doesn't understand that this year's figs aren't ripe yet.  He keeps hoping and hoping....


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