We are new chicken people and learning lots from all of you here. For that thank you. We started our chicks on the nipple waterer with no problems except for the drips that cause a muddy mess. I was trying to think of a way to eliminate that for several reasons. Health being number one. What if my husband created a metal or plastic pan with hardware cloth attached on top. Placed under the waterer to catch drips and poop but they would have to stand on the wire cloth only for drinking water. Any thoughts???