My new flock lives under a beautiful mesquite tree. When they free range, they love, love, love the leaves, live or dead. They don't seem to show any interest in the mesquite seed pods, curiously. I know mesquite can be turned into flour. Horses love them, but if you have a horse prone to colic or with Cushings (or other metabolic disorder) limit the amount as they are high in starch and sugar. Anyhow, I was wondering if mesquite seeds/pods are safe for chickens, and if so, is there a way to make them more appealing? It would help with the feed bill and clean up the yard.