Well, I have my chickens in a large dog run 21'by 24'. They are in with about 20 call ducks. It is muddy by the water, but I have a seperate water for the chickens, so they dont have to drink the duck water. The run is connected to the chicken coop. Now since it has been rainy, the ground is so muddy. Its like a big mud bowl. I have a little shelter inside the dog run, so that they can go under there. It is covered by a big piece of wood covered by a tarp, so that 5'by5' area stays very dry. There is lots of hay and straw in there. It is also dry underneath the chicken coop. Now what do I do about all of this mud. I feel very bad for the chickens, but it keep raining and it keeps getting muddy again. When it is dry, I put down lots of hay and straw, but then it rains and keeps getting covered with mud again. What would be good to put down. Right now it is just a dirt ground. Should I get a load of small rocks and put that down over the dirt? This weekend I am going to by a tarp or two and cover the back end of the run so that it doesnt get as muddy. Please help me conquer this mud problem!