Hope someone can help with this question ... and not sure what forum it belongs in, if any. I had my 10 little chicks in a large pen (9x8) w/ a lot of pineshavings for about 5 weeks. I didn't want to toss the pineshavings and so I put them as a ground cover in my vegetable garden. There is some poop in there... but I don't think it's that concentrated. What's your thought? I forgot to mention that the chicks were outside in the daytime in another pen when the weather was good. Do you think that the pine shavings and poop would be too intense to go directly in the garden? I covered the surface of the garden, but could thin it out a bunch. What do you think?