Is it possible to grow grain in the chicken yard, or will the chickens eat it? I was thinking about utilizing as much of my property as possible. I have 3 and a half acres. A third of that is the chicken yard, letting them free range during part of the day. I was hoping they would help weed and be a good pest control for a grain crop, but I'm uncertain if the struggle of keeping off the plants until harvest would be worth it.