Around Christmas I got a chicken step feeder. I've been having a problem with mice and birds stealing my feed. So I found this and within a week my gals learned how to step on it. The mice are gone and the birds too. I will recommend this to people. It works great. Don't worry about the the chickens not using it like I did. All you have to do is every day go out and step on it. Tell they learn there is food in there good luck.