My chickens free range (almost daily) and when doing so they have access to a green field that is approx 1 acre, planted in winter wheat, clover and chickory. Its really a plot for feeding/sustaining the deer but my chickens use it mostly Recently, I noticed that my girls are eating green pine needles when they are out. Even climbing up limbs to get to them.... In their coop I have them on layer feed which they eat with no problems and they have access to the coop even when they free range. Was wondering if something was "missing" in their diet which is causing them to eat pine needles??!! I can't imagine that they taste very good!! I do feed them treats somewhat regularly too. Usually a cup of scratch feed in the AM and whatever veggies are leftover from dinner. Any thoughts? Reason for concern? THANKS!!