So, we are kind of inbetween flocks, as we have 2 of our 7 year old birds left (of the original 8), and have 2 new ones we adopted last year that are a year old. We want to add some more soon, so I figured its time to get the coop and run cleaned/fixed up. Our coop is about 5x5, and we use pine shavings for bedding in there, which we clean out once a month. Our run is huge, about 12 feet by 40 feet. Its fenced in with hardwire cloth, and electrified (we live in the Colorado foothills). We have clayish soil, and decided on putting down sand a few years ago, then pea gravel. What we have now is a rock hard ground in some spots, with sand in areas still where it naturally flows to due to slightly uneven ground. It is just not working great, as in spots, we get stinky/muddy puddles, and don't honestly have time to clean up their poop as often as I would like. Pre-kiddos, I used to go rake it up once a week and we evened out the surface here and there, but we have had a really wet spring and its just getting really gross. What the heck to I do to get this area back in good shape? It just didn't seem to work. Help, and thanks!!!!