Our last dog will be put down before the end of the week. He's so old and can't stand any longer, so his day has come. Secretly I am thrilled now because the pen that we've kept dogs in for the past 15 years will be completly empty-and it would be the PERFECT place for my chickens. The obvious concern is how safe the area would be for the girls, considering the dog poop that has been piling up for all those years. Is it safe to put them there, or should I let the land rest for a while? If so, for how long? The area is not covered, but there is a large concrete run behind the outbuilding where they could nest. Thanks! I can't WAIT to get these birds out of my sunroom. They are stinky little boogers!