Hi! Our family is new to posting on BYC. We have 60 chickens housed in an open 8x20 coop with an adjoining 2000 square foot run. The coop is made up of 14 four foot panels. Four of the panels are open (welded wire) and the remaining panels are closed. The coop floor is dirt covered with sand and slanted (4 inches in 8 feet) toward the back of the coop. We have a tarped roof on the coop also. Whenever it rains, we are unable to clean under the roosts for 2 days after the rain because the sand is so wet. We had rain for nearly 4 days straight (stopped raining today at noon). The coop floor is now a disaster. During this 4 days of rain, we keep the chicken door open to allow the water to flow out the back of the coop. There is no longer any standing water in the coop but the sand is extremely wet. Unfortunately, the area under the roosts cannot be cleaned because the sand is so wet. We live in GA so we get a mix of mainly sunny/cloudy days and some rainy days. I am reconsidering whether the sand floor is the best for the chickens health since I can't clean it daily when it rains. Would the Deep Litter Method be a better solution?