Hi! My husband and I are first time chicken owners and having trouble managing the mud in our side yard where the girls hang out. Our pullets will be a year old in April and are doing well, but have torn up and eaten EVERYTHING on their side of the yard. Our soil is pretty hard-packed and drains poorly, and living in Coastal California we are having trouble this rainy season with poopy, muddy puddles everywhere. We have been putting down straw in some areas, but after it gets wet, I worry about mold/mildew bothering them. Wondering if we should put down wood chips or something? Has anyone heard of sheet composting, and is that a good option? I appreciate any advice for this problem! Thanks!