Buckwheat is used by organic gardeners to build soil and keep weeds out of garden soil that is not going to be planted for awhile. In my case, I want to set up a new garden bed for use next year, and want to begin building the organic matter in the new bed by planting buckwheat. But what I am wondering is if my chickens would like buckwheat? If they would, I'm thinking about penning some of them out on the new garden bed after the buckwheat comes in, and let them eat the plant, enrich the soil with their manure, and dig in the soil for me. All would help build a richer garden bed for use next year.