My veggie garden didn't do too well for whatever reasons, anyhow, so I sprinkled fertilizer beads in there to perk it up. (I did that about 2 wks ago) Now I want to let my chickens in there to peck around, so they will leave my azaleas and hostas ALONE! Is this a good idea? I went out there to rake up the beads as best I could, it's supposed to be 6 mos slow release kind. And I got alot of it, but there are some of those little fertilizer beads in there. Should I not let them in there, or let em in? Oh - it's only a 10 x 12 area, they haven't been in there before as it was fenced off. Any suggestions? Thank you! If I'm not in the right area, I apologize in advance.