Got tired of filling the feeder every other day. My grandpa had one of these for his dogs back in the day, and it's broken now so I had to buy my own. $39 at the farm store holds 50# of dog food or around 60# of layer pellets I used hardware cloth to prop open the feed door a bit since it's designed with magnets to stay closed for large dogs to push it open. The chickens might learn to do it, but it seemed awkward for them. First work on it Cut out holes for the chickens to access the feed In use The feed is deep enough in the pan that they don't seem to spill much at all. Several of them are sleeping on top of it, which gets the top dirty but not much is falling into the feed. I may design something to keep them from roosting on it. I'm VERY happy with it!!!!!