I was reading in the information section about the treats that we give our fine feathered friends. I clicked on the link about plant toxicity. My hubby was just wanting to use the herb garden as a run for the winter since we didn't expect to get chickens until the spring. The herb garden is fenced and we were just going to place some other fencing/netting material to prevent aerial attacks. I noticed that chives and garlic cause gastrointestinal problems but it didn't go into details. Sage however, has too much nitrogen in it. I should clarify that I am in Illinois and the temps here are already in the high 20's at night. Most of the herbs have died off. I recently planted (3 weeks ago) the garlic bulbs in the ground, but for some reason the chives finally decided to start growing. Didn't have a stitch of them all spring or summer. I'm going to assume we need to make another run/enclosed pen for the girls. I just wanted some clarification on my accuracy and point of action I'm assuming I need to take.