Our chicken run will be anout 200 sq. ft.. It's a long corridor that is the space behind our brand new garage...... 5' x 37'. If any of you are familiar with new construction, the ground has been slightly compacted. There are no weeds back there yet, but the new garage was built less than 4 months ago. I guess in time the ground will get better. Any suggestions on what to do with this hard clay compacted soil? Is it a big deal? The birds will get all their nutrients from eating good food. I do hope to spoil them. Am I stressing about nothing?