Hi BYC Forum! We started with chickens last spring. We currently have 15 laying hens (Barred Rocks and Rhode Island Reds), and they've been living in a small house that used to be a pump house. We penned in a yard for them so they can go outside. They have seemed very happy and have laid very well. However, as you might imagine, every last smidgen of grass was dead and gone by the end of last summer. Now we throw in some hay for them when there is no snow. But we're wondering how we might still use their yard this year. I don't know if grass will grow there given the harsh quality of their manure. Should we have an alternate coop this year and let the grass grow back? Do any of you have stationary (non-moveable) coops and how do you handle this problem? Thanks for your thoughts!