My run recently turned into a mud pit and I know that straw is just a temporary solution, but it's what I had to do. The run is ten by twenty and they had never been on straw before, 6 red sex links and 3 RIRs, and now they are scratching through it and eating the seeds and straw! I just noticed tonight that their crops were full and I mean full, still soft and didn't seem to be tender. Then I noticed long straw poop in the coop, they are still laying eating and drinking and have free choice grit and shells. I am wondering if I should keep them on the straw or remove it? They are about nine months. Thanks for the input!