Let me preface this by saying that it is almost certainly a bad idea, but I can't help but wondering... are there veggie crops or fruit crops (plants, bushes, or trees) that one can safely cultivate in the company of freeranging chickens? In my experience, chickens will scratch up anything with shallow roots, and peck at just about anything, including squash (which I've read they're supposed to leave alone... not mine, even with acres to roam around in). We are moving to a new property this fall with only one clearing in 12 acres of forest. I have no experience letting chickens freerange (or range fenced) in a forest, so my first thought was to fence in the entirety of the clearing and use half for veggie gardening / fruit cultivating, and the other half for chickens. But there isn't really enough room to fit everything that I want, which led to the thought... maybe I can grow something in with the chickens. My other thought was to alternate which half has chickens, and which half has veggies each year, and grow a cover crop over the area that had the chickens. I guess in that scenario the fruit shrubs and trees would be in a separate area. Any advice? Thanks!