I just finished with our chickens coop and run...the one that they were in before was a quick made run after a fox attack. I am shocked at how fast the green grass and lawn was turned into a brown patch. Their new coop and run has nice green grass but not for long. I was wondering if others have their chickens on grass..do they need grass? We can not move them this year and we have a medium sized flock...10 right now. Free ranging is out after a fox tried to grab our Russell the Roo a few months ago. They have a area for dustbathing and they still have some green grass..but I noticed that it is getting smaller and smaller. We are planning on trying the electric fencing next year around our back yard for "free ranging" but until then are they ok in a run with no grass? Should I try to relocate them? As you can see..they have fresh green grass right now..but that I am afraid will only last another few weeks...uggg! This is the old run,,they were only in the run for 3 months..and there is not one piece of grass left..is this how most runs look?