I decided to build my own feeders for my flock. I put together these feeders BEFORE I got my flock so my thought process is a little different now. What I was thinking when I build them: 1. I would build 2...1 for the coop area, and 1 for the pasture. Now I realize that I really only needed 1 for the 30 birds I got. 2. Big enough to hold a lot of food to limit refilling them. Now...they will hold 100 lbs of feed..which is fine but it takes 2 people to move it around. Right now I'm only feeding what the girls will eat in 1 day, so the huge capacity is useless to me at the moment, hopefully it will come in handy later. 3. In hind sight...I would add adjustable legs so I could adjust the height of the feeder. One lesson I'm learning with my flock is sometimes what I think will be good for them is not necessarily the case, experience is an invaluable resource.