I have two brown turkey fig trees and this year I covered them over winter so they both produced like crazy. I made eye of the round beef roast with figs, merlot, carrots, and onions; tenderloin with figs; I ate fresh figs like a pig, and even dried figs - thanks Mom for the advice - stove at a low temp for a long time. And the birds have eaten half a dozen right off the tree.
Unlike other fruits they eat the WHOLE thing. I can forgive them this far easier than when they bite (one damn bite) all the cherries.