I have 21 chicks and 2 ducklings. Right now, the ducklings are in the coop with the chicks, but they are inside a large dog crate. They have their own waterer and food dish, but they keep splashing their water everywhere and getting the pine shavings wet underneath them. I have their waterer in one of those plastic things you put under pots, but it is still getting wet. I know that the coop is supposed to stay dry, but what exactly does that mean? I'm sure that a little rain is going to come in the windows when it rains hard. I'm at a loss as how to keep the rain out (that's another post) and now THIS wetness from the ducks! As soon as the pen is finished the ducks will be staying outside in the pen and NOT in the coop because of this. I am starting to regret getting those "cute little ducks," because they are making things harder! I wanted them to live together, but with ducklings having to have all this water--I don't know.