Jen Fulkerson wrote:My chicken yard is a long ago horse corral. It was so dry and hard most weeds wouldn't even grow there, and forget about digging. A few months ago I finally got my son to dump a load of wood chips into the chicken yard. I started to spread them out, but stopped deciding the chickens would enjoy spreading them around. They did a pretty good job spreading them over the yard.
Yesterday out of curiosity I pulled the chips aside, and under was dark damp digable soil. We have had basically no rain, and I don't water. Yet in only a few months the wood chips have transformed the soil from dry hard pan to beautiful soil. Not to mention giving the chickens endless hours of entertainment. I am a true believer! Wood chips are a miracle soil cure.