OK, my adorable but piggy runner babies are outgrowing the brooder. I have 7 babies, and they are in a big horse trough as a brooder. However, it is too small to accomodate all the poop! I knew ducklings were messy, but words can't describe the reality. Anyway, I need to move them, and I am thinking of a rabbit hutch or something like that until they get bigger. I can still put a light in it to keep them warm as we are starting to have cold nights. What do some of you pros do with yours after they leave the brooder. BTW, I took the ducklings to visit my younger daughter's 5th grade class today. I was a little nervous because I always hear how flighty runners can be. They were great! They loved the kids who sat in a circle on the grass to meet them. I was really pleased to see how much they like people. I wish I had taken pictures, because it was a precious visit!