I just got finished digging out the grass around my trees in the backyard/chicken yard, in prep for mulching the base. Then I realized... I doubt very seriously I will keep any mulch around the trees with chickens in the yard. hahahah. Oh well. At least we'll try it, probably will end up being a game like the one with the leaf pile. Or anything else I sweep into a pile. They're so darn cute! i know my neighbors think I am nutty. I rake stuff up into piles everyday, just to do it again later. eta: I dont have too much time on my hands (i have a ton of work to do around here thats not getting done!) I have time for chickens!