About a month ago I put about 15 cherry tomato plants in the ground. Last year I had one hen and the tomato plants were fully grown and she didn't mess with them. This year, the plants are younger and all five of my hens seem to like pulling off the leaves just to get my goat because the only time the hens seem to go near them is when I'm caring for them (watering and weeding). My question: Do chickens actually like eating tomato plant leaves or do they do it just to bust my chops? I figure that if they really liked them, they would have destroyed all of the plants by now. The plants are doing fine except for some random damage by the chickens (the two closest plants especially). I realize that I can protect the plants with chicken wire but I was just wondering if anybody else has experience with chickens eating/pecking tomato plants.