I fashioned my coop and run after the all white beautiful Coop Deville coop I saw on Backyard Chickens. (check it out if you haven't seen it) I use sand in my run. My coop/run was so beautiful until the chickens started making dust baths and now the white boards at the base are a tee total mess. OK yes I should have known. But all the pictures of chicken runs painted white all looked so beautiful. I am trying to think of a way to hide the sand coated base boards on the outside. I have thought of just painting the base boards a dark sand color. Anyone have any suggestions. I know it's a chicken run. Messy is something that chickens do well. Maybe everyone with a white chicken run uses litter in the run.