So I have lemon cuckoo Orpingtons. We had planned for them to be free range but unfortunately lost most of our flock. We are building a new 150 sq ft run for them to have. I’d like to keep about 10-12 hens and 1 rooster in this run. Our current small run and coop has construction sand but I put that in there when they were free ranging and they were just in there in the evening and on bad weather days. Do I just leave the grass in the new run?? Or do I need to go ahead and put more sand down? Their diet is a work in progress but we will be feeding them mealworms and wheat grass soon along with other items that are just thrown down on the ground. We also cover our entire runs (currently) with hardware cloth. My main concern is I don’t want to be weed eating or mowing inside a run but since it has the wire in the bottom, I don’t want them walking directly on that either. If we just put a perimeter of the hardware cloth around the run (which I’m honestly reluctant to do because of predators in our area), would it be easier to just leave the ground and grass inside the run. Our coop will be raised inside the run and grass would grow underneath making it difficult to keep cut. Thanks!