Hi I used to keep my chicken feeders in the run. We recently had a racoon break into our run (who saw and wanted some of the chicken food) luckily all the chickens were fine and we have since trapped him and let him go into another woods away from the coop. Naturally, since we don't want any other predators around I have put the chicken feeders inside the chicken coop, but my chickens just won't eat anything from them. I know that lots of chicken owners keep their food inside the coop, but they also tend to have a shed or barn as a coop. We have an amish chicken coop which is still pretty big but the chickens don't like to hang out in there during the day. I am not sure what to do. Should I try to show them where the food is? and bait it with some mealworms? Should I just take the risk and put the feeder back in the open? Should I create one of those feeders that are trashcans and have little pvc pipes sticking out? (Keep in mind this would have to stay in the run) Do I need to make some sort of 'food house'? I can't really put out a scoop of food during the day because I am at work but would this work? Or spend $300 on a grandpa's feeder. Please help!