Ok this story is funny but OH so embarrassing! So that is why I am only telling you, my BYC buddies! As most of you know this is our first flock. Along the outside of our 6 ft privacy fence which also serves as one side of our run, we decided to plant the mammoth sunflowers. We thought they would be pretty, colorful and beings they grow 8 - 10 ft tall they would provide our girls with some shade and possibly a seed or two. Sounds like a great plan, right!?... So I planted the sunflowers. Well we had a weeks worth of rain. It looked like only a few seeds remained and they were coming up willy-nilly. So I planted another package of regular size sunflowers. When things started to come up we noticed 2 dif kinds of plants. We assumed that was due to the dif breeds of sunflowers. Then we noticed there were WAY more sunflowers coming up then I thought I planted and the smaller ones ,although very healthy just didn't look anything like the large ones. Also in my front flower bed some of the same plants, both sizes, were coming up! I didn't plant any sunflowers there! Yesterday my hubby and I were staring at those plants and wondering what in the world happened. It dawned on me that being proud new chicken owners we had been excited to have free fertilizer coming out of our...coop!(What did you think I was going to say?! I asked my husband Is it possible there was something they ate coming up in our flower beds? But what? It was only 1other kind of plant, besides what was obviously sunflowers. CORN he said, its corn! How? I only fed them leftover canned corn. Yes, he said but didn't you feed them the last of my bird seed? It had corn AND sunflower seeds in it! So that explains why I had plants where I didn't plant them and why I have 4 times the amount of sunflowers I planted! Last night I pulled over 60 corn plants out of my flower beds!!