I couldn't believe my eyes this morning they completely demolished my tomato plants I had in the backyard. I suppose I should have seen the warning signs... they discovered my really big cherry tomato plant that was just outside the garden that is sectioned off. Well I had a partially reddened tomato that wasn't quite red enough for me to pick and eat so I left it growing. Well yesterday afternoon I walked outside to check on things and I see a mostly eaten reddish tomato laying in the grass. And I thought to myself did Amber (my daughter) bring a tomato outside for the chickens???? Then I thought ohhhh no my tomato plant so I ran over to it and there were these little green baby tomato's laying on the ground!!!! As I start griping at the chickens they just kinda look at me like what??? So I run into the garage and cut out some stakes from some leftover wood I have and grab my vege garden netting~ And I stake that wood into the ground and zip tie the netting around the stakes...meanwhile the chickens are all circling my feet like what you doing, whatcha doing?! So I blocked off my big plant and saved the rest of my tomato's. Well I had this little 5ft section on the opposite side of the yard and I had about 5 tomato plants growing in there. I thought they would be safe they hadn't touched them yet and there are no flowers or tomato's on them yet. So I just thought I had time to barricade them off. WELL~ this morning when I went to water them... There was just sticks poking out of the ground They ate everything and left a twig!!! Now I really wish I had put the netting around that one to. I don't know if it's worth saving them~ they are just twigs now. So this is my euology of my dearly beloved tomato plants... I still love my chickens but I coulda but I guess the taste was to much for them to resist. Will they eat everything in my backyard~ what else should I be barricading???