I think I recall reading somewhere that putting a bale of hay into the coop for chickens to nibble at is good. Is it? Would they actually eat hay? Mostly I feed laying pellets, BOSS, throw in some cracked corn and oyster shell along with whatever scraps I happen to have each day (which does incluse their own shells mashed up). My girls eat most anything I give them and love to free around eating fresh grass. Do chickens eat hay?