We are having an unusual amount of rain for Austin, Texas which is great, but I'm left with a horrible, mucky mess in the chicken run. I'm doing deep litter in their open air coop (10x10 dog pen with a cover). The rain has invaded that to some degree but it seems salvageable. The problem is the run - 25 x 20 foot area that is not covered. I have 25 hens so there's quite a bit of poop production. Through the winter I was putting down collected leaves for the girls to scratch around in. It got wet with the occasional rain but then would dry out. I threw down more leaves as needed. It wasn't ideal but was tolerable. At present, there's crater lakes from the dusting bathing spots and several inches of poop infused mud throughout the pen. It's hazardous to walk on because it's very slippery and it stinks to high heaven. How do I salvage this mess? We have a lot more rain predicted for the rest of May. Looks like our drought is finally breaking!