I've been using deep litter in the chicken coop & it's been great. In looking through various YouTube videos, I ran across this one that discusses deep litter in the chicken yard - outdoors. . It starts around point 2:31. The lady talks about using deep litter "mulch" in her chicken yard. She uses what she calls "old mulch hay," bedding from the henhouse and leaves. It's been easy for me to keep the coop & the run pretty clean, but the yard area I have dedicated to the girls is a mess!! Lots oh holes they've dug, old poop, whatever. It's a muddy mess when it rains and absolutely grows. I was wondering if I spread a layer of leaves, maybe the coop litter and some pine needles if that would help keep the yard area in better shape. What are your opinions?