There has been a lot of trial and error with the waterer in the brooder. But FINALLY! I made a waterer out of a 1 gallon ice cream bucket and wow... Everything stays so dry. Just a little wet bedding right around the bucket but that's it. I always thought is hate deep litter but today (first day cleaning after the new waterer was put in) I scooped out all the wet stuff and chunks of poop. Then I stirred the rest around and was like "wow, that's amazing!" I added a scoop of new bedding and sprinkled on a little more PDZ. Viola! Dry, odor-free, and awesome. If this is how the rest of the world does deep litter I can see why you love it. When I was finished I looked down and my bag of "trash" I had cleaned out and thought "This stuff looks perfect for compost!" I've never even attempted to make my own compost but I've read about it and this stuff was about 50/50 poop and pine shavings (with a little PDZ sprinkled in. Does that make a difference in compost??) and the moisture from the wet part of the brooder made it just moist enough for compost, I think. I don't want to throw it away! I never thought I'd like duck poop so much but... I really want to have a compost pile but my SO thinks its gross and will stink. No matter how much I tell him it won't. I think he'd be ok with it if it was contained. Any ideas about how to make a cheap (preferably free) compost bin? Maybe put 4 pallets up like walls and screw them together?? Maybe I could paint it or something to make it a little prettier? Or (if I could find one) and old trash can with holes drilled in the bottom (would I need holes in the top and sides too??). Give me some ideas. Pics would be awesome.