Hey there everyone, So I did a bunch of research online looking at different methods of feeding my hens. Looked at the regular circular type bucket things to feeding tubes which is what I ended up making. I was pretty proud of myself till I put them out for use and saw a giant mess on the ground. What the heck!! So the one I saw doing it the most was my Delaware but I think the other may have had a part in it as well. What she was doing was sticking her head in there then scooping it out to the ground. Then she and the others would proceed to eat it off the ground. Went through an entire tube in one darn day dammit! So I am thinking since she is the "Alpha" (if there is such a word for hens lol), was she just doing that so that all the others could get at it since there was only one access point? I was also thinking to hack the Y portion off and then use a elbow joint to shoot it out the side like this guy did LINK. What are your thoughts on that? What I really want is something that will stay dry and less waste from the hens dumping it all over the place. Here are some pictures.