I have 7 very cute girls. We have a nice coop for them, we make sure they are locked away from varmints overnight, but turn them out to the yard during the day. We have a huge fenced in yard for them to do their thing! My question is.. why do I see pictures of beautiful yards with beautiful plants and chickens roaming around happily? My chickens have torn the heck out of our yard! They have dug up our flowers and trashed the flower beds! Its winter now, but Im thinking SPRING! How do you keep your yard looking nice, when those chickies are so destructive? I hate to keep them penned up. They have a nice sized run, so they wont be abused by staying in there, but my mental picture of what should be is not coming true! Suggestions?