Chickens Love Mint!
I planted some mint out in a corner by the kitchen door, because there was an empty shady spot just begging for a bit of green and mint is a wonderfully prolific grower. The next day I almost screamed – every single leaf on the plant had disappeared! I looked around at the suspects, which were either my chickens or my Jack Russell dog Gemmy (pronounced “Jemmy”) but I was pretty sure who it was. My dog loves eating anything but I have never known her to eat mint. I covered the mint with an orange crate to form a quick cage, and when it grew back within days I uncovered half of the mint plant and noticed the chickens stopping by on their rounds for a quick nibble. It doesn’t surprise me though, what with mint being used in herbal medicine to treat stomach aches and pains. The chickens must love something in that mint!
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