In the spirit of "post your worst mistake," I'd like to inspire my fellow chicken raisers to post their best TIME SAVING hacks... can be with regard to feeding/watering, cleaning, coop design, or whatever. I'll go first. I bought 2 gall round waterers with the curved metal wire on top for hanging, and suspended them inside a coop for nighttime access to water. Unfortunately, chickens were often pooping in them (I don't even know how they managed to hit the water since their perches were a foot away! flying poops) or knocking them around so water spilled into the litter below creating a mess. I cut slits in clear round plastic planter saucers (about $1.50 each) and slid them over the wire top and snugly onto the top of the waterer, creating a roof that overlaps the circumference of the water feeder by a couple of inches. Now, I can use those waterers for several days before I refill and no poop gets in the water. An improvement was lining them on the inside with snug-fitting cardboard. Now, they are sturdy enough that they won't bend and I don't have chickens trying to roost on the side of the waterer, causing spills, either. Thanks for sharing your hacks below...!