Find a plastic container slightly bigger than your feeder. Take a piece of hardware cloth and cover the top, make sure all sides are bent under and that there are no sharp points. Fill feeder and place on top. All you have to do is tip it over and pour the "wasted" chick feed out. Clean out any poop or other debris and reuse the feed. This actually keeps the food cleaner than if they were to eating it off the floor. I buried my plastic container almost to the top so the chicks wouldn't have any problem getting to the food and so that they could not tip it all over if they stood on one side.