OK, Maybe too bold of a statement. In a week my Silkie chicks are going to be moved to the coop (six weeks old). So I wanted them to get used to their new feed bucket. A few days ago I put the normal steel feed bucket in and let the chick feeder go empty. Well, they have been eating the bedding like crazy, even with this full feed bucket in there. I would drop a handful of scratch in the tray part and they will gobble down the corn, then go back to eating bedding. Out of fustration, I took the bedding out and only put food and water in. They still eating what was left from my clean up (I didn't vacuum the box). Their chests are skinny, but not really sure what they should feel like a 5 weeks. But they are growing like weeds.