We want to run electricity to our chicken coop today. The shortest run would be to run it from the barn--but we'd have to go through the horses' paddock to do it. It's compacted clay. Even when it's really mucky, I've never seen the horses sink over hoof-deep in it. But I'm still worried about burying the electric deep enough. Mr. horsewishr wants to put it in conduit. Does anybody know what kind of electric wire I need to use, and how deep I need to bury it?? Is freezing weather a factor? Obviously it gets very cold here. Thanks.