Robert: they cut the banana tree down
Me: was it that badly damaged? (thinking Robert's parents had over reacted about the chickens eating the banana tree)
Robert: no. The chickens cut it down.
He then sent me these pictures.
They gnawed through a tree enough for it to fall over! That's an impressive combination of boredom and dedication. The core of plantain trees are actually edible by people too, Robert said it smelt amazing when he ripped the remains out of the coop.
I love chickens, I couldn't ask for more hilarious pets. I bet they just stood around looking surprised after it happened.