I use hay (not straw) in the coop because it is free for me, provides feed and entertainment for the girls when they are stuck inside during the winter, and because it composts more easily than shavings. My question is this: can I till the winter coop hay directly into the garden in early spring? It is starting to break down over the course of the winter as the girls scratch through it. I have poop boards, so the majority of the poop under their roosts is collected and composted. Just wondering if anyone has ever put this rich partially-composted hay directly into soil without spending two or three months composting it first. A friend of mine thinks it possible, but I'm worried about seeding weeds into my garden. Thanks!