Natalie's chickens are indoor/outdoor birds. They have a cozy indoor home and another that's fenced in to keep the coyotes away.
Natalie's moniker is the "Chicken Whisperer."
Do you suppose Richard is giving the hens fresh grass in an attempt to become a "whisperer" too?
Personally, I'm up for a nice dust bath after a hot day of pecking around. Sounds good, doesn't it?