I moved my chickens (there are 16 of them, give or take) up near the vegetable garden in the fall to help preemptively take care of some insects (symphs, I think) that I noticed while digging potatoes in the fall.
Now, as I'm planning for the spring, I'm wondering what the chickens will do to any seeds I plant. I have a feeling that my chicken herd is the reason I had such bad luck with corn germinating in the pasture last year...but they love eating corn, and may not be that interested in beet seeds, for example.
Has anyone had any experience? Will they be too busy in the fields to bother with carrot rows? Or will they ruin it with their scratching??
Any help would be so, so appreciated!!