I was thinking about growing sprouts for the girls this winter but the last time I was at Rural King I saw a 5# bag of grass seed for only a couple of dollars. I bought it and thought if it didn't work out for the chicks I would sprinkle it on my yard in the spring. I started it in a mason jar etc. like for the sprouts but it became all clumped up so I transferred the rooted seeds to a flat carryout food container and put it in the kitchen window. In a few more days I had some nice dark green baby grass. I have since started 3 more. The girls (I have seven) went wild. I now just start them in a flat container keeping it moist and placing it in the sun when it starts to sprout. I think it will work out well and it's very easy costing next to nothing to grow.