I used 5 gallon buckets for food and water. The buckets are placed on top of a wooden pallet covered with hardware cloth to keep debris out of the food/water. I cut a small hole in the hardware cloth under the water pan, placed my heat lamp upside down with a 40 watt bulb, with the cords running under the pallets to keep the hens from pecking it. I placed a tin pan from Tractor Supply @ $3.99 ea on top of the heat lamp, then put the water bucket on top of that. I also put a pan upside down on top of both buckets, as the hens like to hop on top of them, this keeps the poop out of the water/food.