I use layena layer pellets in a hanging 7lb feeder. I know these birds know what the feeder is for as the person whom sold them to me has a hanging feeder in her coop. I don't think it's the height as they should be more than capable of knowing food is there and getting it when they want, but to me it does not look like they've been eating it. I filled it half way on the day I set up their coop and here it is several days later and it looks the same.. Figuring 1/4lb per bird per day for 3 birds, shouldn't it be empty by now? Anything I ever sprinkled around the run they ate.. today I gave them scratch and they gobbled it up like they were starving. How can I be certain they're eating their layer pellets? I'd rather they use the feeder than pecking for it on the ground as I don't want food wasted, nor becoming bad for consumption by being on the ground with droppings, shavings, mud, dirt, etc I have never seen them drinking from the waterer either.. Can't tell really if they're getting their water, but I never seen them using it.