Hello again This is my first year with chickens since I was a teen,back then I had to feed them but I really didn't learn much about taking care of them. My grandchildren and I are doing fine with our new chickens. I can't let my chickens run our 6 acre place unless I'm home because dogs and other dangers are to great. We have 31 chickens now, we have a very large coop and I built a coverd run thats about 40x40. Well its fall and they have striped it down to nothing. I also have a couple horses,and I have noticed the chickens eating the grassy part of the hay I feed them.(Timothy ) So I went a step further and took a large leaf of Timothy hay and spread it in the run. two days its gone! They don't eat the straw parts but all the grassy stuffs gone. I think orchard hay would be a treat or Maybe some peanut hay . Will Hay hurt my chickens?