Everyone who broods chicks would love to solve the problem of wood shavings getting into the water. I solved it years ago by hanging the water bottle from a lateral stick slipped through slots cut into the sides of my cardboard brooder. But then the problem remains how to hang the bottle when it lacks a hanger "thingie". Here's all you need: a small net bag like the kind clementine oranges come in, wire, needle nose pliers to secure the wire around the neck of the bottle and an "s" hook to slip through the top of the bottle to serve as the hanger "thingie". Place the bottle in the bag and secure a wire around the neck. I use needle nose pliers to twist it tight so when filled with water, it will hold. Test it with water before hanging in the brooder. During the first couple weeks, you need to raise the bottle frequently since the chicks are growing so quickly. It should hang level with the height of the chicks' backs. No more water spills. No more messy shavings clogging the water base. I added EASY instructions on how to center the hanger on the water bottle in post #5 below. This is an important step because an off-center hanger will cause the bottle to tilt, allowing the water to spill from the base.