Hi there! We do urban chickening, and have given over half of our yard to be exclusively the girls. They do free range the whole yard, but, occasionally lock them just on their side. They also have a coop and enclosed run. The coop and run are not part of our issue. Our problem is the amount of water that we have getting to the mucky clay under our lawn, which is also shaded by our neighbor's enormous cherry tree. There is a slight slope that then drains everything down and away. This is all visible from our patio. We live in the Puget sound area, (zone 7b) and I am finding that our grass is quite delicate, and half has probably been smothered by mud. So my question is this, what can we do to landscape the area to make it prettier, and to keep the girls from wallowing in the mud? I'm worried about wood chipping the whole area, because I want them to be able to forage, but not sure how else to remedy the muck.i also want it to be pretty like the rest of our yard.