Hi - we are fairly new to chickens. We have a small flock of chickens consisting of pullets, laying hens, and a very sweet Leghorn rooster named Oliver. We had a hanging metal feeder, but because a lot of the food was ending up on the ground we went out and got a smaller plastic feeder. Last month my husband found one of the pullets had somehow got its beak stuck in the feeder. He freed it and it seemed to be okay. Unfortunately It died suddenly a few days later. We made sure the feeder wasn't too high and all the chickens were able to reach the food. We thought it was a fluke until my son who keeps a larger flock of chickens (for years) found one of his hens with its beak stuck in the feeder. It died. My son had also replaced the metal feeder with a plastic one. Has anyone heard of problems like this with the hanging plastic feeders. Thank you 1 Leghorn rooster named Oliver, 2 Plymouth Rock laying hens- named Jenny and Penny, 1 laying Leghorn Hen named Lucy, 4 pullets, Greta -Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Yuki- Japanese Chin and an old Basenji named Dodger.