I only have 4 large chickens and its still frozen in my area but I dump the droppings board poop into the compost every monthing and since its frozen and can't be mixed in - the compost box is almost overflowing with frozen chicken poop. Also, I have a small fenced yard and the chickens seem to mostly keep to a limited area since the snow covers the ground - but its covered with chicken poop too. I'm scared what it will be like (and smell like!) when the spring comes and we have a month or two of non-stop mud (this will be the first year with chickens and their poop). I plan to make a sand-filled enclosure when things thaw out enough to move things around - but is there anything I can or should do to pevent my yard smelling terrible??? Can I sprinkle lime or anything? What can I do with the compost? When it thaws I can mix it in with everything else - but how long does it take for chicken poop to break down enough to not burn things?