I have 5 month old girls...5 RIR and 6 Barred Rocks. I bring them out fruits and veggies and yogurt and oatmeal on occasion. We have had a lot of rain here in MA and the run is absolutely disgusting. Maybe its just the human in me but I cant help but be grossed out by putting their food on the ground. I have tried many different dishes but they just knock em over and end up putting the food in the mud/poop. Does anyone have any suggestions for this problem. We are trying to think of some material to put in to keep the run dry or submerging a pump at the end of it as it seems to retain a lot of water due to the low wall we buried to prevent predators from coming in. We are pretty grossed out by it though it doesnt seem to bother them : ) Also any idea when they will start laying? Is it 6 months or 7?