Hey all, first post. Here in a week or two I plan on ordering some Bantam Dominiques. This will be the first livestock experience I have had. Today, I located the area I will be utilizing for the run, and cleared the ground for the fencing I will install tomorrow. The question I have, is should I scrape the detritus away so that there is bare ground, or could I leave that all there. I live in Southern Shenandoah County, VA in the National Forest. The ground detritus is at least 2-4 inches deep of composting matter. I am looking at it, as this will provide a little more of a natural area for them to hunt for insects. What I have moved away has revealed straight dirt, so that dirst has not seen light for a very long time. I am still deciding on a coop design, and have the materials for the run right now, so that is what I am working on while the weather is decent. Thanks!