My chickens LOVE tomatoes! Well, at least two of them do. The first time I dropped a cherry tomato into the pen, Ruby picked it up and started running around in circles with it. She wouldn't put it down, she just kept running and squealing. The others just watched. She obviously knew something the others didn't. Not long after that, Clara joined the chase. Ruby has one in her beak here.
Ruby almost always gets the tomato first. She can spot it in my hand before anyone else.
Now that they're bigger I bring 2 tomatoes out for them. But I still only drop in one at first so they can have fun with the chase! I this clip they both have one in beak and are still proudly carying them around a squawking about it.
In these videos, Petunia got out of the way fast. She's perched up high watching the chase. Ingrid is just trying to stay out of the way. Not an easy task with 2 very excited, tomato-lovin' chickens running around!