Don't get me wrong, I just adore and love my ducklings but I will NEVER let them hatch this late in the season again!! It's a lot of work and to think I have 4mths of this to go! But orginally Katharina and other posted about using clear plastic tubs to place the food/water containers big enough to poke their heads in/out. What about buying the clear plastic containers and just using those strictly without their food/water containers in them, and fill them up to the holes big enough to put their heads in/out of. Will that work also?? No matter what I try and do, their water splashing mess and them trying to squeeze their bodies into the water trof and pooping/peeing, drooling you name it and still having to change it frequently plus the spill as well as the muddy mess they made with the wood stall pellets. That is probably the most frustrating part. Will the clear contains used for their food/water without the orginal containers inside them work? Anyone else do that? I know once they become bigger and adults it won't be nearly as bad, bigger bills, bigger bodies, but wow 9 babies doing the old "Monkey see, monkey do" is a lot of messy work! And very smelly!