We have a really good coop that keeps the ladies dry with a good roof over the coop and a portion of the run. I have a problem with "run off" water. I am digging a ditch that will redirect some of the water, but I still have a good bit of water going into the covered portion of the run. When we walk into the run the ground is very muddy and slippery when wet. I am going to get most of the runoff redirected, but it still gets very wet when raining. Any ideas on how to keep it dry and not so slippery? A thick layer of sand? rocks? Oh, and the run is on a slight slope so slippery equals dangerous. Not so much for me, but for the rest of five it would be. These are the random thoughts of a chicken geek. If you would like to help him, please donate your thoughts. Thanks!!