How do I keep my duck coop dry? I have a sleeping quarter sectioned off where they spend most of their time chilling out, and that's covered in hay, but where the waterer is is a huge mudhole. How do I prevent this? Do I need to put hay under the waterer, put a couple of bricks under it... I don't know. I just don't want this to turn into nasty black mud. I live in Florida and we don't have real dirt, it's just that gross sand that gets wet on top and sits there. Any advice would be appreciated.