I am not kidding. I have an idea. Ok so the run is MUDDY now. Well, it is frozen but thaws to mud. Ugh. So, I read a great article here about muddy runs, and I am ready to sand/gravel it with some paver barriers come spring. BUT, until it dries, I know it needs some organic material to soak up the mud. We are low on leaves. I will add some. I have some pine shavings I can add those too. BUT...I have a big bag of alfalfa pellets the chickens hate. Won't eat. I know these decompose nicely in the soil and gardeners love them. Can I just sprinkle a layer over the wet mud? Is there any reason that is a bad idea? It should soak up the water, and it may even make the soil nice for later use. Also, on this note...in reading about alfalfa in composting and gardening, it seems that alfalfa jump starts a composting pile. That begs the Q-can alfalfa pellets be added to your deep liter INSIDE the coop to jump start the composting?