@kwhites634... I spent this afternoon building and setting up my new chick feeder. Replacing the 7 lb feeder wit 2" PVC (dual 3" stacks) created a lot more room in the brooder, but my main goal is to cut down on waste. I was filling the 7 lb feed every couple of days, until I noticed at least half of the feed was mixed in the pine shavings. They can eat out of holes in the PVC, or they can scratch to get the food in the bedding, or both. The new feeder holds approximately 10 lbs of feed, so less filling... although it's much easier to fill since it's done from the outside now.
As with most all my projects it was a work in progress, so it ended up looking nothing like my original "plan" (plan = image in my head). All in all, I think it'll serve my purpose, so I'm happy with it. I may come back later and slot the top of the pipe so there's a larger feeding area. We'll see...
all great plans change as time goes on!