I have no idea what happens to the piles and piles of straw that goes into my chicken's run, but it's all gone now and the rain we've had lately has turned it into a huge sloppy puddle. I see the hens drinking the puddles and I'm worried about them getting sick from it. After all, they are basically drinking their own poo when they do that. The obvious solution would be to buy more straw and possibly cover the run but the cash is short and the run is long so I'm trying to determine how big of a risk this is to them in reality. Being in the Pacific Northwest, this kind of weather is going to persist for the next 4 or 5 months, so I'd rather a more long-lasting solution. Opinions? Thanks!