Been doing FF for about a year now, LOVE the benefits! Raising chicks on it is great but they get so darn MESSY! Found a soft toothbrush with warm water cleans them up pretty good with much fuss. I raise chicks for a friend & have (4) pullets of my own that use a plastic dog bowl. The chicks I used/tried the round & trough type feeder with lid & without, they get FF all over themselves & brooder but it's worth it, a 6 - 8wk ordeal. Now I'm thinking of getting some Silkies but not sure how that would work out. Anyone with Silkies using FF? Ideas as to how to keep chicks from getting FF all over themselves? Appreciate all your ideas and opinions, THANK YOU in advance.