I was wondering on everyones opinions of using hay for a few weeks in the run until I can get straw? I live in a very rural community and the closest place I can find straw is over an hour away but they won't have anymore in for 2 weeks. I have access to unlimited hay but I was told not to use it in the run. My run is getting muddy and I wanted to put something in there to keep the chickens and ducks out of the mud. Do you think it would be ok for a few weeks or would it be the lesser of 2 evils if I just left it yucky muddy? I plan on putting sand in the coop and run next spring.