In South Central Texas..... its rain without end... I am thinking of building an ARC before we all perish in the floods. Seriously, the MUD cant be stopped. As soon as it stops (if it ever stops) I am hiring a dumptruck load of sand/gravel mix... to put in the coop (its too wet now driver cant even get over the creek bridge unless it stops raining for 2 weeks the ground is staturated.... uuggghh) The hens have a covered area (3 of them in fact.... but the dummies stand in the rain and cold and look misrable. They have heat lamps at night too. Ohhhhh I HATE mud!