We've got 4 new chicks and they seemed to be going through food faster than any chicks we've ever had before. They are using the standard galvanized metal feeder that attaches to a mason jar. Well, I noticed feed all over their bedding, so I took the feeder out, filled it back up and this time put a baking pan under it. Oh my gosh... within 30 minutes almost all the food was out of the feeder and in the pan.... those little buggers! Do all your chicks do this and I just haven't noticed until now? What a waste!