My chicken pen is next to my garden. I was watering the garden yesterday and inadvertantly let the sprinkler spray on to the chicken pen. My pen is a dirt floor and was pretty clean or so I thought. My girls went out to feed, water and collect the eggs to find the pen a disgusting mush of a mess. I am mortified at the smell and mess. The eggs that were laid in the laying boxes are so dirty. You can't walk in the pen without sinking about 4 inches into the manure. I feel so sorry for my poor chickens. Does anyone have any advice for me? Should I just let it "dry-out"? We live in La. so it's about 100 degrees here. I'm just now sure how long it would take. Or, should I do something like spread out a bale of hay in the pen? How can this unsanitary pen affect my chickens? The eggs? Thank you so much for any advice you might have.