My 4 week old chicks love to scratch in their pine bedding and kick bedding and poo chunks everywhere! Quite a lot of bedding and poo end up in the feeders even though they are elevated to the height of the chicks back's. So everytime I empty the feeders before refilling I sift the food that was in the trough on a piece of 1/8" hardware cloth This way the food sifts through back into the food bag and the poo and bedding (and also some large pellets) stay on top of the hardware cloth, that I then dump into the trash! Does anyone else do this? I considered tossing the food, but that would double the food waste! I realize that some impurities fall back into the food bag, but chicks that are raised by broodies peck at the dirty ground from day 1.