I just wanted to share this with anybody who gets frustrated at how messy ducklings and goslings can be versus chicks. I rushed getting my last duck clutch in an outside brooder due to this. I have tried a hundred different ways to place their water so that they won't walk in it and poop in it! I was seriously changing the bedding every 4 hours with only 4 of these little guys. A simple guinea pig water bottle does the trick! I got a flat-back clear bottle. They learned how to use it because of their affinity for shiny objects. I am currently raising two blue swedish and two sabastopol geese together and it is working like a charm. The geese are naturally a little smarter and figured it out in only a few minutes and the ducklings weren't too far behind. It is currently 32 degrees out and I cannot brood outside yet so they are all in my living room and I would prefer it not smell like ducks in here.