Today my boyfriend and I made the first step to having our own urban chicken flock. We are very excited, a little nervous, for our three chicks to join us in about a month (a Rhode Island Red, a Silver Laced Wyandotte and a Buff Orpington). Of course the chicks won't leave their brood in our home until May or June. We are new tentants and in our small Seattle yard we have a very uncared for, overgrown and weedy strawberry patch. It appears to have been left to it's own devices for at least a few years, and I (a first time gardener as well) do not think that it is salvagable or will bare any fruit (if you have any opinions/knowledge about this they are welcomed because we love to keep them... who doesn't love strawberries?!). We would like to get a movable coop/run for our chickens. My question is can we place the run over the strawberry patch and allow the chickens to have at it? What will be the outcome? Otherwise we will just pull up the strawberry patch and use it as more garden space. Thank you for your time and clucks of wisdom!