Hello, I'm raising my firstflock, all healthy, happy poopers that live outside now at 8 weeks. I have 3 ducks and 2 geese and the water issue is a big issue... basically I spend a lot of time changing and refilling their water, relocating the water so as not to encourage mud and they still manage to nearly run out of water nomatter what receptical I put it in. My idea is to build a 5 foot tall water tower in their yard (Since space is limited and it would look pretty cute) and place a 45 gallon water barrel (rain barrel with bottom drain spout) on top with a secured line to an automatic waterer (gravity feed bowl with valve). The structure will rest on a paver stone and sand base-no mud... This way I can go a few days at a time not having to do much other than clean out a bowl and they won't run out of water all the time. I have drawn up plans, but I just wanted to run this by you all to pick your brains... Could you let me know if you have done similar installs, or if you percieve any problems with my plans... I want to start this tomorrow, so any suggestions would be helpful.