Ducklings sure are messy creatures! I saw a thread a few months back with some great solutions to water messes in the brooder. I even bought some containers to copy these solutions. Now I cannot find the thread. Please post your ideas for keeping the brooder as clean (and dry) as possible. Currently I am using a cut out milk carton for water with pine shavings as bedding in large tote. Also - I bought a brooder plate but the babies wouldn't go under it so I dug out the heat lamp again. Anyone else have this problem with ducklings not using a brooder plate?