Has anyone else noticed birds leaving your figs alone? Usually the local birds help themselves to my delectible figs. This year I have found that my girls and roo hang out in the shade of the fig tree and birds seem to be leaving the figs alone. Could the birds be afraid of the chickens? By the way, if want to plant a tree that is easy to grow and your chickens will love you for, plant a fig tree. Be sure to protect the root ball with avery wire as the pocket gophers love the roots. I always have plenty of figs to share with my girls.