Eggs and Chickens Chickens grazing in the orchard. In the fall, the chickens go in with the raspberries and blueberries to clean up any old berries and overwintering insects. We grow sunflowers for the chickens. The extra protein helps them with their fall moult. Chickens in the orchard enjoying their morning treats. Our guard dogs, Luna and Stella, help to keep the chickens safe from eagles, hawks and raccoons.