I currently have 6 chicks in a brooder, and they have their food in the typical small round feeder. I've seen them starting to try to scratch at the food, which they weren't too successful at getting out of the feeder that way. However, today I filled the feeder up completely, and when I came back less than 12 hrs later they had it almost completely empty from flinging it out into the brooder. I don't have a way to hang this feeder up. Is it ok to leave it empty and let them pick the food up from in the pine shavings? I will still fill it every day, but I don't want to keep filling it up constantly if they can just eat from the mess they created.