Hey guys! I was recently forced to pen up my remaining 16 pullets due to a nasty unexpected hawk massacre and now am tryin to figure out how to make it as sanitary and pleasant as possible. We threw together a temporary shelter out of metal siding (3 sides and a roof and a good sized run that someone gave us) while we build our barn which at this rate may take a decade or two. LOL. so the ground is dirt and while they have roosts to get out of the rain in their shelter theres no guarantee that the ground is gonna be 100% dry. but i feel like I need something to go on the ground under it and in the rest of the run area. which should probably be the same thing sense i cant necessarily keep all the water off the ground "inside". Sand is not gonna work for me in this circumstance sense it is a very large area and temporary only. The only other thing I can think of is pine needles. has anyone used these with success or does anyone else have another affordable option to suggest? thanks in advance!