Hello BYC world! I have trolled this forum for a while as we have considered raising chickens for the eggs. So many great topics and I've had so many questions answered here. So thank you, thank you, thank you! Being a new chicken owner (we have 6, 2 week old babies right now; and some 3 months old soon to come), I have a question regarding where we plan to place our coop run. The only ideal place on our property is directly on an area that used to be where a burn pile was burned each winter. I have raked and shoveled the dirt in that area as best I could but I still see some blackened areas. Since I can't get the run area back to 100%, I'm wondering if scorched soil will be bad for my feathered family. We plan on covering the run in pine shavings, but I know they'll be scratching and digging and I'm worried if peeking at/ eating the soil that has the black ash will be bad for them.