It’s discouraging when your chickens turn their nice grass range into a sea of mud. Here’s how to avoid this.
Chickens are Hard on Grass
By default, your chickens will destroy all the ground cover around their house through a combination of eating the plants, scratching the ground cover with their claws, and covering everything with manure. This process is quite fast in the area around the house, especially in wet weather, when the ground is soft. Even a small flock, with just a few hens, will denude the area right around the chicken coop. Further away, the process is slower.