I've been pruning my garden and this is my first spring with chickens. My alpha girl thinks whatever I prune has got to be good food. LOL She follows me wherever I go and has eaten trimmings from rose branches with thorns, lilac branches- basically whatever I prune, she wants to eat. I now am putting the rose stems in a bag so she won't eat them. But is it okay for her to eat bits of pruned woody branches? They are maybe 1/2" long. Thought I had it mostly figured out... But am LOVING having chickens. They know their names. Each one squats for petting and they will hop in my lap if I have food. One will sit on my lap without food but not for long. Haha. Still so much fun!