So here is my dillema...if anyone has any pointers, suggestions, or comments, please leave them. I have a run attached to my coop. see pic. it is a sand bottom (sand and earth). my problem is that i do have some drainage probs and normal rain storms make it somewhat damp to wet inside the run even though it is covered. because of all the food the chickens flick out as they eat thorughout the day, the food then gets damp and wet, and starts to smell pretty quickly...its a sour, almost vinegar smell. I even get a small mold growing on top almost immediately. I have grown from 4 chickens to 16 now, and I am thinning back to 8-12. How can I manage this smell problem. Is there something I can do to help with the current problem I have? Is there something I can do or apply to prevent this from happening in the future? Are there other alternatives to feeders other than the typical red and white hanging ones. the food gets flicked out easily and ends up all over hte ground in the run. Thanks for the help. I am afraid if it continues, I am going to have a garbage put to deal with.