I had bought what the local feed store called a "Mini Bale" of orchard grass, intending to line my nest boxes with it, but come to find out that the girls are liking munching on the partial flake that I throw down for them each morning due to them being coop-bound due to our recent snowy and icy weather. A week ago, I sat in the barn with them for an hour since they were all ruffled at me for not letting them out in the snow. I had been semi-sneezy each morning when I entered the barn since buying that bale but this day, I Really started to clog up and the allergy went on and on for 12 straight hours after leaving. That mess turned into a sinus infection and now antibiotics for the aftermath. My question is; what else can I get for my girls to munch on over the winter months that will be equivalent to their grass greens that possibly won't kill me with hay fever? I was thinking of trying alfalfa hay but will the chickens be able to eat that stiffer form of hay? What do you think about Timothy hay? Or is there anything out there that may be non-hay? Any suggestions will be appreciated since now I can only run in and run out, wearing a dust mask that was rated pretty high for fine dust.