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.