I have an A-frame tractor type coop for my 3 ladies. A ramp leads them up the the roost in the evening. I have been storing their food in a feeder hanging in the top level where space is limited. The girls are messy eaters and are spilling a bunch of food which falls onto the ramp. This in turn spills into the run below. This provides some tasty morsels for vermin & I'd rather not offer rats an unlimited buffet of chicken feed. I am wondering if I can store the food in the lower portion of the coop (where there is more room and they are less likely to bump into & spill the feeder). Do the chicks need access to their food when they roost? Does anybody else strore their food in the run? Am I solving any problems by moving the feeder or is spillage / vermin a fact of life? Thanks in advance.