It has been raining here for 9+ days now. The ground is completely saturated. Flash flooding and general flooding are a problem. Thankfully that has all missed me. My problem is a flooded run. For days now my banty run has been deep with mud. There are no solid surfaces and I sink about an 1" down into mud everytime I go in there. The other run is muddy in places, but not all over. The banty coop is horrible, nasty and stinky. Ugg. What do I do? The run sits on the edge of a slope. The water should be draining down the slope away from the run. It's not. I have over time added about 20 bags of sand to this run (and not to the others). Water should drain through like a sieve. It's not. I have dug trenches to lead the water to the edges. They are little rivers, but the rest of the run is still waterlogged. They are forecasting more rain until the middle of next week. I can't imagine how horrible it will be by then. How do I dry up the run? Sand isn't cutting it. At some point in the past I tried hay and wood shavings. Kind of made it worse so I raked it all back out and went back to dirt/sand. I'm waffling over putting down several bags of mulch, but I fear that will be as bad as the shavings. How do I make this not be a huge mud pit? The poor chickens are just miserable!