Most people with a vegetable garden and chickens know that chickens love Swiss chard. In New Zealand Swiss chard is called silverbeet. I found out it is in the beet family but doesn't grow an edible bulbous root. (Kiwis call beets beetroot.) I needed to clear out some of last year's beets to top up my garden so I thought I'd throw it in my girls run and see what happened. They ate the tops off almost as fast as they devour silverbeet and after a few days have nearly eaten the whole 75mm (3") beetroot. They normally free range when I'm home but I gave them another one the other day when they were going to be confined again. I also gave them cooked beets which they loved even better than the raw ones but I like the idea of giving them something they can't devour in a few minutes. Beets are on the list of what can be fed to chickens.