I have a huge black walnut tree. I picked up most of the ***!!! things last fall. After black hands from that, I am not about to try cleaning the nasty things. A lot of them are wormy anyway. I have a very muddy run where my meaties will be this spring. Would it be OK to put those walnuts in that run? I know not to just toss them in there loose, because meaties are prone to broken legs...but if DH runs over them (the walnuts, not the birds) with the tractor to press them into the soil would they be OK to firm up the soil and help with drainage? Are black walnuts harmful to chickens? I figure the birds will keep me from having a future walnut forest, and would enjoy any worms that come from the nuts.