So, we have spent the summer figuring out where we want our chickens to hang out. We started out with them having access to the whole yard, but have since chosen to section off part of the yard for many reasons. This has left them (5 girls) with about a 20x20 patch of lawn and then about a 30x20 area that we have put wood chips down in (to lessen the mud when the rains hit). By doing this we have now ended up essentially killing the lawn area...didn't realize how effective they are at eating grass! My question is this, in the spring when we can replant does anyone have any suggestions on what might be a good ground cover/green source for them? We live in the NW (outside of Portland, OR) and the area is partial sun). Am I fooling myself that this is possible? I would like to have something for them to nibble on (although I don't mind provided greens/kitchen scraps), but regular lawn isn't going to cut it in this area and we don't have plans to open the whole yard up to them again. Any thoughts? Thanks so much!