How am I supposed to grow grass in my front yard if they eat every green thing that grows? I had squash, growing fabulous but then they started eating the leaves and trying to eat the squash. I have my plants with fences but they jump over it and they like to dust themselves in the soil. I have no problem with that I'm just wondering why they eat any plant they see? How do some people have grass in their yards? Yours don't get rid of any vegetation? My dad also said chickens are good for keeping bugs outta the garden... They ate the bugs and the garden.