Long story short, my chicks in the brooder are making a huge mess, emptying their water bottle daily (most of it all over the floor), and just generally making themselves smelly. I mean, chicks are messy xD I'm a little worried about all the food and poo that's mixed into their water by the time I get home, so, for those of you who have had success, how did you transition your little chickies from a regular waterer to nipple waterers? Were there any chicks who just didn't get it? How long did you leave the first waterer in there before you were satisfied they were using the new system? I also have ducklings who will soon be brooding (two hatched already!) I would like to transition them as well. Has anyone had luck with ducks on a nipple waterer? I know most ducks use the water to clean out their beaks, so is a nipple waterer enough for them, or do they really need a traditional waterer?