Hello, I live in the rainy Pac NW and have a coop along side our house. They used to be on nice lush grass, but quickly trashed it all. I have some straw and pine shavings down, but as soon as the rain hits, I know it will be a mud bath. There aren't puddles, but we are a wet climate and there will be a period of time where nothing dries out. I have the coop and run fully covered, but I need suggestions about what to put down in the rainy part of the coop. Play ground chips? Sand? (which the birds are not fond of), bark dust? I don't like walking through all the dirt to get the eggs and clean up. I also want to keep them as clean and comfortable as possible. I can't cover the whole side yard. I just fenced off a section of their run and re-planted with grass. See the far end of the picture. I will turn them loose on that in a week or two. It will be turned back into mud to be sure! What do you do and can I see some pictures of your outdoor areas? Thank you!