Did you know that sod is really not that expensive when you only buy one piece? I mean, for $2.50 the ladies now have luxury plush carpeting full of nutritious greens and bugs. Nowhere in our backyard can they find grass so thick and green...even though we spent over $600 sodding the whole yard a couple of years ago!
Knowing what I do about chickens and their tendency to destroy anything green, I am sure that patch of sod won't last through the summer. And their run will soon resemble our backyard.
But, in the meantime, I have four happy birds and one happy husband... and that makes me happy.