Put those chickens to work!
When Gene said to me last week, ‘Maybe I’d better rake those leaves out of the chicken run too?’
I replied, ‘No way, leave them, please.’
The chicken coop (brown with white corrugated roof) sits between the raspberry bed and the pole barn under the White Oak shade tree.
We started out with weedy moved grass in the pen this spring before we adopted our small chicken family. There is nothing wrong with grass in the pen of course, but I knew at some point that after a few months of scratching that grass would soon become mud. I also knew that because our pen is located under a giant oak tree for shade to try to keep the pen emptied of leaves would be fruitless. So then we decided to use leaves for the chicken pen “flooring.”
This view gives you an idea of our large White Oak trees…
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