Wherever you live, and whether or not you have a roofed run and perfect drainage, you will get some mud. It might be a spring thaw, it might be backwash or a sideways rain storm- whatever the cause, hens get filthy. So what do you do? We have an outdoor platform which they love and today I began a spring cleanup of the coop, depositing some shavings and hay in the run. We're experiencing a warm day after a savage winter and I want the absorbant material on top. Plus, it's already treated with Stable Boy powder and food-grade DE. The hens are in a scratching frenzy, and if I can leave it until the weather gets warmer I can rake it out and put on my compost. What do you do?