My father bought crumbles for the chickens instead of pellets this time. (He buys my chicken food in Mississippi for me and hauls it down here to Louisiana, because it costs less and there is no state taxes on feed in Mississippi) The crumbles are about a dollar cheaper than the pellets. Anyway, I have a gravity feed bucket feeder that I made out of a tray and a plastic bucket. With the pellets they have had very little waste, but since I put the crumbles in they have spread chicken feed all over the coop! The crumbles are about a dollar cheaper than the pellets. I'm wondering if that is because they know that the chickens will waste so much of it. Anyway, what is the best feeder for minimal waste if I decide to continue using the crumbles? Or is it just best to get the pellets?