I've been toying with the idea of putting a small bale of alfalfa in the chicken run in a few weeks to give the girls something to do plus getting some nutrients from the alfalfa. When I went to the feed store the price for a single bale was $14.00 and I asked if they had 'half-bales' possibly. The girl says "no, but we have alfalfa/grass bales at $11.00. I told her I was just pricing and went home. Thinking about it I got to wondering if the grass content might not be detrimental simply for the fact that the "strands" will be quite long and I know chickens (especially mine!) can be little piggies and worry about an impacted crop down the road. Has anyone bought the alfalfa/grass bales and if so is the grass content in 'long cuts' ?? I just don't want to spend the money, get it home, lug it into the coop, and end up with a sick chicken down the road. Anyone???