My run has turned into a slippery muddy mess. Yuck! We were away for the weekend and I had neighbor friends minding the coop. The eggs were filthy and you could hardly walk in the run due to the slipperiness. It has been so dry here it wasn't a problem all summer. I added about five leaves of straw and the girls are happily spreading it around for me. Seems like a temporary fix though. Hope it will get us by through spring when I hope to add pea gravel.