Posted: 21/04/2012 at 14:28
Oh Geoff! This does sound so similar to my own situation. I'm just back from the farm, having picked-up another bale of straw. I only have 3 hens, but their pen (although quite roomy) is just a quagmire..and they don't like it.
Over the past week I've been giving serious consideration to covering their enclosure, though it would be quite expensive.
Still they lay 3 eggs a day, for the most part.