I have 5 chickens. 4 hens ranging from 1 - 3 years, and 1 rooster. They used to ear heartily (I have 2 feeders, a grandpa and one that looks like a dome). The grandpa was good for the older hens, because the newer/younger ones seem like they don't want to learn how to use it, so I actually have it opened a bit. The other feeder holds alot of food and probably thats my problem. I think they ate the food within 2 months last time. Now there has been food in there the past 2 months and I don't really see them eat it. Should I dump and try something else? I got rid of that feeder and placed a smaller feeder in there but still do not see them eat out of it. When I grab some food and toss onto the ground, they seem to eat it then. Its gone by lunch. Then at night after free ranging I grab more food and mix with some grubs and treats and they eat that off the ground also. Is it ok that maybe just throw food on the ground for them to eat and just leave the small feeder out just in case?