Question: Could anybody offer a good, well draining, duck-mud-filtering resistant solution for ground cover in a duck yard? I'm losing it! I've dumped so much pea gravel, tumbled gravel, crushed gravel into that yard already and all they do is bury it all in mud whenever it gets wet. What do you people in rainy climates do for your duck yards? Specific Situation: Up to now I've had a pretty tidy duck yard for months and months, whenever it rains there are pools of water into which I trowel a canal to a low spot on the edge of their yard. Up to recently this has been a pretty acceptable method for maintaining the quality of the yard and eliminating massive mud pits that my ducks love to make. However, due to the heavy rain fall over the last 3 or 4 days and the continued rainfall today, I was met with a giant pool of water in their yard and the rest of my soil outside their yard isn't draining well either. The ground appears to be at its saturation point and I refuse to let my ducks filter mud all day and bury all the expensive gravel in the mud like they've done in spots in the past. I am keeping them coop bound for now while I figure out how to solve the problem or until the rain stops and water drains. What do I do now?