I know i have read that some people here use dried fall leaves for bedding in their coops. I would like to hear more. Does this increase the presence of mites? Does it keep the coop dry as well as pine shavings? Is a mixture better? Please educate me. We have SO many leaves all over our yard. I hate to not put them to good use, and it seems they would compost better with the chicken poop than pine shavings would.