|Sunshine, the culprit|
If your chickens are like mine, they enjoy eating. As we have a smaller coop, I use the Little Giant 3 pound hanging feeder for the girls. It fits great in the coop and I only have to fill it every couple of days or so, that is when the girls are behaving. The chickens enjoy “scratching” around in the feeder as they sort out and pick the best morsel to eat, even though all of them look identical to me. When the girls scratch around, they inevitably scratch some of the food right out of the feeder. To minimize spillage and waste I did a few things.