Richard and Hollis bring home hay from LaPlata. The chickens love it. You should see them rearranging their pen. Not only do the chickens love playing in the fresh hay in their pen and house, but the hay will help protect some of the muddy spots which surely are emerging as winter turns to spring.
As the ground thaws, the mud emerges. The ground is very vulnerable. We are eager to do all we can to protect this soil.. Isn't that what humans are supposed to do?