After reading someones post (but can't recall where it was, since I read so many)The talk was about trying to grow grass in the run, but unless you has a chicken tractor, the grass would never get a chance to grow, because the ladies & gentlemen would eat it before it got established. Since I can not free range my girls in my back yard (it is big enough), but with two dogs I would not trust around the chickens. I had to think of another way to let my girls enjoy grass. Someone had suggests a salad bar, and another said about planting grass seed in a plastic dish pan. So I went & got some grass seed, and 4 dish pans (drilled holes in the bottom for drainage), and planted my first crop of grass. I think in one, I am going to do a few rows of carrot seeds. The girls have eaten most of the carrots I planted in the garden (me picking it for treats, not them getting into the garden). Will post pictures, as it progresses. Can't wait to see the girls reaction once it is ready, which should be in a couple weeks. My hubby planted grass seeds at a job site, and it was ready for it's first mow in two weeks after sewing the seeds.