I have always had trouble keeping my chicks from kicking and scratching all their wood shavings into the base of their waterer. It is gross having to scrape out the chips and poop several times a day, and I can't imagine it is good for their water. We are leaving on vacation for the weekend and I need to figure out some way to keep them from doing this since I will not be around to clean it out for several days. Ideas? I use a waterer like the one below for my six three-week old chicks.