When my chickens free range, they head straight to the compost heap, scratching and pecking and clucking away, happy as...well...hens in a compost pile. So I was thinking of keeping a smaller pile in the enclosed run, filled with old straw from the coop and grass clippings. That they they could have access to it anytime they wanted. I could also add some leftovers in there since the run is completely enclosed a la Fort Knox and thus far no rodents have gotten in. Is this a good idea or not? Sure would make cleaning the coop easier. Thanks for any ideas.