Since I fenced in my 6 hens I decided to dedicate about 150 sq ft of my garden to a
"chicken run", so I sacrificed my garden space and planted about 1/3 of this seed, kept the girls out for a few weeks until it took root then let them at it! They were in chicken heaven! regretfully one day they got in without my supervision and had the ground thoroughly tilled in about 2 hours, so I am waiting until our last frost date has passed to plant the rest of the seed. I surely recommend this for a healthy chicken (and therefore a healthy egg).