Ok, we have the 3 Muscovy hens and they reside with our chickens and get along quite well! We have a 4 gallon bucket for water that is filled fresh daily. We have quickly learned that the ducks drink a lot of water and I am sure play a lot in it as they clear their nostrils, etc. but dont climb in it. It is deep enough they can stick head in,etc. and if we see it really messy like mid-day, we empty and refill it with fresh water. We have realized that we need to get a couple more water buckets to ensure that there is plenty of water in the pen, esp. once the warmer weather starts. Here is question: If we there is a water source available that is large enough for a duck to get in, say a 8 in. deep by 18 in. wide rubber feeder trough from feed store...... will the Muscovies end up climbing in and playing in it vs. just drinking it? I want to get 2 more buckets like we have. Hubby wants to get these feeder trough things instead but I think that because of their width the ducks might take that as invite to climb in and play in water. Opinions?