My interim plan for the hens' living arrangements is finally underway. It's definitely a short-term solution to improve their housing, but at least it'll keep the rain off of them. I've stapled tarp pieces all around the sides on one end and across the top where their roost is (this picture shows the work in progress), so they can eat and sleep without getting wet. I'm also hoping that enclosing that end will encourage them to use the little wooden nesting box I gave them, because the corner will be darker and more "enclosed" feeling. Fingers crossed.