Originally Posted by Chicks4fun2
Ok so if I dig a foot down remove all the old material and add new mulch it should help?
You need to build up the sides to hold in MORE mulch/shavings. Don't remove, ADD to what you have is what everyone is trying to say. The new top layer will keep the wet at the bottom, however you need to add at least 6" - 12". I know it's a lot, we haven't had much rain here yet so my run just has about 2" but it's on the highest ground & drains. The shower curtains I hope will prevent much of the driving rain from getting in, Hubby put a gutter on the roof line away from the Run/Coop. I will be able to add more shavings but if I need to go way deeper, will build up the sides & add more shavings, any removed will be compost.
I feel your frustration with the mud/rain, we had a horrible couple months of it but that was before Hubby built the Run/Coop & the pullets were still in the chick coop in my patio. Their mobile run was terribly wet/muddy, kept moving it around in the yard but there were days I just let them hang out in the patio.
Good luck & I like your run.