|The grass is sparse.|
I went to my favorite gardening store and they happened to have some cover crops in stock. I picked some crimson clover, alfalfa, and winter rye.
I mixed them all together with what was left of my barley.
I knew that as soon as this stuff hit the ground the chickens would eat it. So I took the fence down from around my kale and cabbage and set it up over a bare patch of ground. I added some glow in the dark rope so it'd be seen at night.
Of course the chickens tried their best to get the seed near the edge.
I covered the seed with straw.
I'd guess that the chickens spent an hour or more going around the fence trying to get whatever they could. I think they'll enjoy it more once it grows.
Now all I can do is wait and hope that it grows.