hello every one. i just got 2 new ducklings a day ago (blue Swedish ducks) that are 5 and 8 days old, and now have a few simple questions (i hope there simple ) okay so i got them in there brooder and have them set up with feed and water, and as there ducks love to play in the water, creating a big mess of the shavings/wood pellets. so right now i have them on dog pee pads, the soft cotton with plastic bottoms. the water is now in a plate (to help combat the mess). but i have had them set up less then 24 hours and already need to have a change of bedding. so here are my questions. 1. what to you use for bedding for the ducks? we also have chicks in other brooder containers, with wood pellets/shavings. 2. what to you use to combat water, i have read using a small wooden stand with hard ware cloth and put the water on top. but any ideas would be helpful. 3. next when can they have there first supervised swim again there 5 and 8 days old. but that's just a few questions i have. thanks for any help itsasmallfarm out.