My girls have always been a little weird in that they just don't care about green stuff. They'll eat stuff that's still growing (especially my tomatoes, darn them) but they won't eat any kind of produce I toss in their tractor. But they'll eat ANYthing if it's meat/fat/bone. They just never get tired of it. They love venison and beef, eat chicken [cooked] with almost terrifying enthusiasm (even the bones) and they love other forms of protein as well- eggs, cheese, raw milk curds, etc. Obviously the first thought is that they're deficient in protein, but there's no reason for it-- they have a quality organic feed always available to them and they get two hours of absolute free range every night, which they tend to use for dust bathing more than eating. So what I'm wondering is-- do chickens just prefer a more carnivorous diet and it's just mainstream knowledge that has slapped them with the reputation of being mostly vegetarian? I know the perception of 100% vegetarian is obviously totally wrong, but just wondering if my girls are excessive in the protein department or if that's more historically normal than the grain we think is normal now. I'd blame it on the cold, but they did this all summer too, so it's not that. Thoughts?