I currently have my four chickens set up in a 20ft by 12ft run. It started out with grass and plants, and obviously being chickens is now a barren wasteland with deep holes dug in it. This was expected. The problem, however, is that the lack of plant cover and digging of holes is causing water to collect on the half of the run that is not covered. Spring in Alabama means that it literally rains for 24 hours straight sometimes, and I'm finding that uncovered portion of the run is turning into a horrible mudpit! I can't imagine this is good for anyone's feet. Any tips on how to combat this?