Hi Tsiecz, Wondering if you could tell me more about using the leaves. I live in TN with a huge wooded area on my property. I raked and burned leaves for two days and only got about 1/3 of the property completed. Also, I just got some chickens and am setting up a coop for them (today) and hoping to add a compost pile in it. Are you saying the leaves can be used to layer the bottom of the coop? And, perhaps you may know - if I compost within the run do I need to fence that area off where they can't really spread it or does the whole coop become a compost pile? I don't want to make them sick.