Hi there! I was hoping someone could help me with this. I have 8 hens and they have a 20'X18' run. I put sod down in the spring. My girls love it and I love the nice dark-yolked eggs they give me. These pictures show what I started with in May and what I have now. The last picture is a little soggy, taken after a hard rain. I've read all the posts about folks not being able to keep grass in the run, but I have to try. I can't really let my hens free range because my neighbor has a young, smart black lab who "visits" often. Star is a sweetie, but I'm not willing to risk it. I do have a small pen (5'X5'X3' high), totally enclosed that I use to put 3 hens in to "mow" the grass in the main yard. I have to be there when they're in it since Star could plow into it. Should I just lay new sod next Spring? I was wondering if reseeding every couple of weeks would make a difference in how the grass looks at the end of the season? Is their poo killing the grass? I hose it down every few days to dissolve and break it up. Am I doing something wrong or is there a better way to do this? If I have to replace the sod each year, I will. I want to do all I can to have grass available to them in their run. Whew! Sorry that was so long winded. I hope someone out there is having some success with keeping grass in the run...I need help! Thanks, Jenn.