Goodness, If I wasn't the one that filled their food 2 times a day, I would think that these kids hadn't eaten for a week! It took literally the amount of time for me to put the plate of mashed up boiled eggs (2 for 7 chicks), put in a load of laundry and the eggs were GONE! They were going crazy! And my shy little lightning is a smart girl, she grabbed her bite and hid behind the waterer. Then came back, grabbed another bite and ran! NO ONE was gonna grab her bites!