I am hatching out my second batch of chicks (three out already). Before I move them into the brooder box, which is a "rubber maid" bin, does anyone out there have any suggestions for keeping the little critters from messing up the waterer; from tipping over the waterer; from pooping on top of the chick feeder; etc.? My first batch drove me crazy with these issues. I use wood shavings which clog up the waterer immediately when they scratch and soaks the shavings when they play in it -- but I have no other materials available for bedding. I thought of using a small animal/bird waterer -- the kind with the little metal spout and bottle attached which hangs off the cage side. Has anyone tried this? If so, how do you encourage them to drink without hovering over them 24/7? With regards to the feeder, is there anyway to keep them from pooping on it...I end up cleaning it at least twice daily -- gross and a waste of crumble. I am sure there is an enterprising person out there with the answers to these questions and I thank you in advance.