We have 7, 16-18 weeks old pullets, and we are totally new to all of this. I ordered a cute little coop and run online that said it was big enough for "6-8+ chickens." We got 8, 4 week old chicks, figuring we might lose one or two. Well, as I'm sure you all are well aware, that chicks grow really fast!! We put them outside in their new cute little coop and run and within a few weeks it was OBVIOUS that this coop and run are the perfect size for 2 maybe 3 chickens...at the most!!! So, after much cruising around BYC's, looking at pictures and reading about building a coop, we set off to build a new coop and run for our girls. It is taking us longer than expected because we have had so much rain since we started, and we can only work on the coop on the weekends. In the meantime, we made a temporary run attached to the original run, just to give them more room to move around. The problem is the smell. It's awful! I can't get in to clean the run because it is chicken wire stapled to the fence, with no way in or out except thru the coop/run. I can and do clean the coop, but that doesn't stink. It's the run. And boy, when it rains, it's really bad! I sprinkle DE regularly on everything. I sprinkle peat moss to help absorb the wetness. What else can I do? The new coop and run won't be ready for at least 2-3 more weeks. Any advice? I'll be able to walk into the new coop/run, and will be able to clean it. But what can I do now? Thanks in advance for any help you can give us!