- Nov 6, 2008
I wasn't sure where to post this so if it is better suited somewhere else feel free to move it. Anyway I planted a small "food plot" for my chickens this spring comprising of millet and sunflowers. I figured that the chickens would enjoy both and left it at that. However as the sunflowers matured and the seeds ripened it seems as though the chickens are not the only ones enjoying the sunflowers. I have noticed a bunch of Blue Jays enjoying them as well. I am rather pleased by this fact since they should at the very least alert my chickens to the presence of a hawk, if not confront it outright and chase it away. This is the time of the year that the Cooper's Hawks migrate through here and I usually loose a few bantams. Hopefully the Blue Jays will help me out.