hi all. With all the cold rain we have been getting here the chickens and ducks have turned their pens into mud wallows. Normally they are let out to forage on a lager area, but because their large pens are not completed, and we have had predator attacks in the last month, they have been restricted to their lock-up pens when humans aren't out with them. Now all of my experience with geese and ducks come from what my grandparents did on their farm. However, where they lived was mot surrounded by forests and they could let the birds roam all day without fear of losing one (we have a conservation area on three three sides of our farm and can't do that) My question is, what do you guys do to combat the mud that occurs when birds have to be penned up in bad weather? I've been dumping straw all over the place and am hoping it helps with the rain coming tomorrow. Any ideas?