Lindstrom, Rick wrote: > > At 12:57 AM 3/20/98 -1000, you wrote: > >Suz wrote: > > > >> I saw some birdfood that was supposed to be squirrel-free because it > >> contained peppers. Said it was 4 times hotter than peppers, wash > >> hands > >> after touching, etc., the usual disclaimers. > >> > >> My question: Does this mean that birds have tastebuds and squirrels > >> do not? > > Seems that chickens have tastebubs also. Last year when only my pepper plants and okra was left I took down the fence and let my chickens in the garden. Had 4 plants loaded with serreano peppers just waiting to get ripe before picking. Next day not a pepper one left all 4 plants picked clean. I thought at the time they would take on taste and leave them alone, wrong. This year the fence staying up!