I've got a momma and her 3 chicks in a freshly built broody box in my coop: My boyfriend built this new box for 2 reasons: 1. The other box was made partially of cardboard and was being destroyed by bad chickens in the coop and 2. I thought it was too small for her because she kept spilling her food and water. Well, it turns out momma doesn't care what size broody area she's in, she just enjoys throwing the food and water dishes around - literally seconds after I place it carefully into her area. Doesn't matter if I place it on the shavings or on a raised piece of wood. She scratches at it, spills it and then buries it. The water then freezes the shavings into a nice ice cube. In fact, the old wire cage that she and the chicks were originally in is still in the coop because it's frozen to the coop floor and can't be pried up! Obviously the chicks are still getting food and water, but it's creating a giant mess. Has anyone built a food/water holder that PREVENTS chickens from spilling and burying their food? I have the small plastic quart sized feeder/waterers in there so they cannot be hung. I was thinking a small tray with elevated sides that would fit the feeder and water snugly and would also somehow attach to the wire side of the cage. But I wanted to see what other ideas y'all had, and please post pictures if you've got them. Thanks! PS No I am not going to move the broody and chicks inside.