My run is a reinforced 12x12 dog run. During the fall, when I first put my chickes out there, I would put hay in the coop, they would kick it out and I would turn it and eventually rake it all out over a 2-3 week period. I would rake it into a pile in the corner where it was composting nicely.. I would turn this on occassion, too. Leftover food scraps and poop also got raked into the pile. Then the HUGE snowfall came. Three feet of snow that still has not melted completely. I could no longer rake the hay off to the side. I now have layers of hay/snow/hay/snow/hay/snow all around. Now that it has been warm for the past week the run is a complete mud pit. Today I noticed that IT STINKS. I took some time this afternoon to remove a bunch of mushy hay and snow and will finish doing that tomorrow afternoon. I feel that once everything melts and dries up a bit, it will be much better, but I'm afraid the neighbors will complain if I don't get this smell under control quickly. I put a little bit of sand in the run in the places I removed the mush. HELP!