Hello all, I am brand new to this site and brand new to chickens. I have 5 barred rock chicks on the way and am very excited. My back yard is approximately 10,500 sq ft and am planning on planting about half of that with smooth brome. It is a perennial that grows well here in sw Colorado. I usually throw in a sterile annual rye grass in order to help get my perennial started. Helps fight weeds and puts a little ground cover down when it dies. Anyway the question is will the annual rye be good feed for birds. I read mixed reports about it. Thanks and have a good one.