...or run, specifically. (And the answer "tear it down and start over" doesn't work - LOL). I just moved into a rental house with a short-term lease. I wasn't able to get my coop into the backyard, but this house has a coop already, so my three birds are in it. The problem: it's a wet place. Winter is very wet in Seattle. The actual coop portion is semi-dry, but the run has no proper roof. The existing bedding of the run (half straw, half leaves) is just gross. Some previous tenant put a tarp across the top (which is otherwise covered in hardware cloth), but it has since been punctured, not to mention weighed down with leaves. It's not a sturdy setup. So my question is how I might temporarily remedy this situation and not have the place be so disgusting for my chickens. My mom suggested a new tarp. I wonder if maybe setting plywood on top might work. I really don't want to invest much in this thing, because I don't plan on staying more than six months. Should I put down new straw and hope that's enough to stay decent until spring? Also, this thing is pretty tall, and I don't have any power tools, so I'm kind of limited in what I am able to do to it myself. Front pic. Chickens are perched on a board separating the two sides. I think they prefer to roost there rather than go inside. I know at least one of them has gone in the coop though, since there have been eggs in it. View of coop doors. Shot of the roof, taken from the back left corner of top pic. There is a haphazard board going through the center (L to R in top pic) and then a tarp on one side (R in top pic).