Alright so we bought our first chicks earlier this year (we have 11 total right now, one didn't make it) then we have 6 ducklings. They have been doing amazing and are getting big! We have had them roughly 3 weeks now. I will not lie, this has been a huge learning experience for me. First thing I learned is I will probably never have chicks and ducklings together in a brooder, talk about a mess.... Well temporarily until we get another set up solution they're still together. Between the chicks and mostly the ducks they have water everywhere..... We currently have them in our garage and there is always a huge wet area thanks to them (this is even going through all the shavings I put down...) So I'm trying to look for a better solution for water for the brooder. Currently we have been putting a 1 gal waterer on top of paver stones so it raises it up. We end up having to refill it 2-3 times a day, sometimes more often. Its mostly from the ducks flinging it all over creation. Has anyone ever tried side mount water troughs for them? I am not sure if it will stop the mess completely but I'd like it to stop soaking the whole brooder. We went ahead and bought one of these hoping it may help some. I personally think the ducks are just going to end up in it causing an even bigger mess. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042LE1DA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Anyone have any other ideas? Thankfully it'll be getting warmer soon and they're getting older so I can't wait until they're in a coop where we can have an area that they can splash and go nuts. But for now I'm ripping my hair out!