My 3 Ameraucana chicks have been spilling the feed into the brooder and then spilling the water on top of it and the covering the access of the feeder and waterer with the pine shavings and making a big mess. I have been changing the pine shaving 2 times per day because of this behavior. They are eating the resulting mess they make. I give up. They win this battle. I am now taking a plastic container and putting feed mixed with water in it for them. They love it!