The weather here is definitely crazy at the moment. My garden is rapidly turning into a swamp (I wouldn't be surprised if the chickens decided to grow webbed feet!) and we have temperatures so mild it feels like spring instead of January. Last night the temperature in London was 13.3C (about 56F) which is the highest January night time temperature on record.
Although I would prefer some cold crisp January weather I am hoping that the increased temperatures might at least make the grass on my lawn grow a bit quicker to compensate for the amount that gets nibbled and scratched by chickens.
This is my latest experiment to move them on from their favourite scratching places in an attempt to even out the wear over the rest of the lawn area.
I have pruned my autumn raspberries a bit early and pushed short sections of raspberry cane into the ground. I hope that the chickens will move elsewhere and give the ground a chance to recover. However, they do seem to have been quite thorough in their ground clearance and I'm not sure if there is anything left in the ground to start growing!