We have a broody raising five chicks (one week old as of today) in a large stock tank in the house. We put down chopped straw for bedding as we've been told not to use shavings with young chicks because they may eat them. The problem is they (mostly the mama) keep kicking the straw into their waterer (the standard mason jar type) so we have to clean it out and change the water at least a couple times an hour; otherwise so much straw piles up in there that it is impossible for them to drink. We put the waterer on top of a bunch of small boards, stacked so that it's sort of like a pyramid that they can climb, but they are still filling it with straw and we don't want to build it too high to reduce the chance of it toppling over. Can anyone think of a way to prevent the waterer from constantly filling with straw? We could replace the straw with newspaper (we raised our first batch of chicks on newspaper) but the mama keeps hopping up on the side of the stock tank and then back down into it and we want her to have a soft landing. Perhaps there are other types of waterers we can use?