I cleaned out the henhouse and the run at the weekend. It's a dirty job certainly, but it is very satisfying. I also cleaned out my 6-year-old daughter's bedroom at the weekend and believe it or not shoveling shit was more enjoyable than sorting out bits of pink plastic junk.
My husband Ed and my sister Steph fixed the drainage problem in the chicken run by building a small retaining wall to stop the mud washing onto the paving. They also laid crazy paving slabs on top of existing paving to keep the chickens' feet out of the water. We'll have to wait for the next rainstorm to see if it really works. I don't think we'll be waiting long.