Um. Yeah. I read and read and read on here all the time, ask tons of questions, and try to soak up as much information as I can. I even noticed my rooster starting to crow, when my FIL (who raised chickens when he was young) thought it was the egg song - I was right, it's definitly a crow! And yet, for all the great information here, I had a moment this morning. I've got a water bowl thing that sits on the ground. I know it's not supposed to. I've been looking for a hanging one, but have left it on the ground so far since I haven't found a hanging on here that wasn't huge. 2 or 3 times a day I have to switch out the water because they knock bedding into it or poop in it. But I thought hanging was the only solution, so I dealt with it, cleaned the coop more than I should have to, cleaned the water more times than I can count, and had talks with the chickens that they just ignored, until I could get a hanging one and figure out how to hang it in my coop. Yesterday I went to lowes to just look around (planning stage for new coop!), and happened to find some small squarish landscaping bricks for 75 cents. I only had 3 dollars on me (come on payday! lol), but a lighbulb went off and I grabbed 2. When I got home, I cleaned out the coop, cleaned out the water bowl, and raised it by setting it on the 2 bricks. Wow. Really, it makes that much of a difference? This morning, their bedding was still very very clean, the water bowl was still standing upright, and the water was still clean. Doh! Okay, okay, you guys are right and I need to listen to you. The stuff here really works. Anyone else want to share an aha moment?