Hi, I'm new My chicks are 4 weeks old and are doing great and getting big! I'm using everything I got at the feed store when they were teeny tiny but maybe there is a better option now that they are bigger. 1st problem: They are knocking over their water everyday and it soaks the bedding and they are super thirsty by the time I find it. I am using a metal waterer with a mason jar on it. I read that I should elevate it. What does everyone use to elevate? I'm using an old plastic kitchen container for water and a little box for the food. 2nd problem: I have them in a ferret cage and they scatter the bedding out everywhere and now that they are bigger it is getting messy and stinky. I clean it out once a week. I'm using this corn cob bedding recommended by the feed store. I don't have an outside coop yet so they are still in the basement under a heat lamp. I don't think it's warm enough outside anyway. This cage has a couple levels and they like to climb and play. This is Obi Wan (5 year old named her) and she is bigger and more precocious than the others. Roo maybe? Just for fun, this is my 2 year old holding her favorite "Peanut" She is saying "Baby chick wub me"