New to having backyard chickens and may have made a mistake. We have three RI Reds 6 weeks old and three buff orpingtons 5 weeks old. They are in the coop and we were going to let them outside into the run for the first time tomorrow. We were told to put lime on the ground first and used 'garden lime' (small gray pellets) in the chicken run. Well, the directions were not read on the bag and 1 pound would have worked for 200 SF run. 9 lbs was used. I soaked the run last night and will rake it. But will it be harmful for the young birds to go into the run? Should we keep them in the coop for another week or so? If this is too much lime, how do we now naturalize it? I read a lot of great stuff on this forum in preparing to get the ladies and would appreciate any information on this issues. Thanks.