My poor chickens are slippin N slidin whenever they step out into their run. It is a skating rink with chunks of poop stuck all in it! At first I thought of putting sand down to melt it, so I did that but a little is expensive to buy and doesn't go very far. Soooo, so simple, I spread a half bale (that is all I had to start with to cover the area they go in) and the problem is solved. They can walk around and peck everywhere, enjoying the frozen February day with the sun beating down. I'll just compost it as it gets yucky.