I think that I have had it with the new metal feeders for my chickens! I have done battle with 2 different feeders and have lost both times I think my chickens are PIGS, they keep breaking them! They are bent, lost metal rods, broken brackets etc.... I have tried hanging it, didnt work.... I have tried putting in the house, didn't work... I have tried putting it outside, didn't work.... I would prefer to not go with a plastic.... My questions are: Are the antique/vintage metal feeders made of stronger metal than the new ones now? Do wood feeders work well? Is there a certain height they should be at to avoid all this that I"m just missing? Are my chickens just "animals" when they are eating LOL!!!!