I'd like to keep my 2000 sq ft backyard from becoming a dust bowl due to chicken damage, but I've heard that with right management, this is possible. How many chickens can I raise? I would like to raise four or five hens with a rooster (with another five or six ducks and maybe a pair of geese -- as you can see, I'd like a lot of animals! XD) ideally. The backyard is mainly grass. I plan on planting some seeds and the like to keep the birds happily foraging, but I do plan on supplementing their regular foraging. Can I hope for them to have a diet half and half of forage and feed? Also, does anyone have a compost area they let their chickens have a go at? Has anyone raised their chickens in a greenhouse, or next to one? I'm thinking about having the coop backed up against a wall of the greenhouse, and in the winter, letting them warm the greenhouse by opening a part of the wall of the coop to the greenhouse. (Maybe even letting them forage in there with the rabbits I plan on adding...?) In the summer, I'd probably block access to the greenhouse so as to not overheat the chickens. Is this a good idea?