The subject came up under a different thread and I thought I would start one specifically for this reason. I have a fairly small run for my small flock and I let them out of the run occasionally because their run is a dusty, sandy mess. It used to have ivy growing all over part of it and a few weeds and a patch of grass here and there.. but now there is NOTHING. I hate going in there so I know they must not like it (although it was their scratching and bathing that did it!). I do not have much money to spend on my run. My yard hardly has grass and spending money on expensive sod for my chickens and not for my kids (to run around on) just seems silly. Do you think if I put a patch or two in there it will spread or will they likely destroy it too? Is there some kind of plant that could spread or grow that they won't tear up? Maybe even a plan that they would enjoy. To make the place look friendlier. Lol. Thanks for all your advice!