This is my first year to keep chickens. I am having a heck of a time finding a feeder that works for my 4 girls. First, I was given this type of feeder: http://www.tractorsupply.com/chicken-equipment/harris-farms-feeder-chick-slide-top-18-in-l-2167531 It is awful. I can't figure out how to fill it without poking myself on sharp metal. The chickens stand on it and poop in their food. So then I bought one of these: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FK03FW...e=asn&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B000FK03FW It's not great, either, though it's better. It takes up a lot of real estate inside the coop and holds way more food than 4 chickens can eat. And because of that, when I fill it up, we end up with food spoilage. Even if I hang it, they manage to get poop in it, or it gets snow or rain in it and the food gets ruined. Finally, I bought one of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/GRAVITY-1GA...ltDomain_0&hash=item1e60c9f02d#ht_1005wt_1110 It's great except for one problem: they knock all the food out onto the floor. The more food I put in it, the more they spill. And then they poop in their food. I e-mailed the maker of the last feeder to ask for suggestions. He said maybe I had it hanging too low. I haven't moved it, but do y'all agree that could be the problem? Is there ANY type of feeder that doesn't result in wasted food or chickens pooping on their food? I really don't have time to make something; I'm not at all handy, and neither is my husband. I've spent a lot of money on this problem, and it still isn't working! Thanks so much for any tips.