I have a a feeder where the food goes in the bucket type top and falls to pile into the container below just like all the others out there. I have this sitting on a cement block. The problem is there is still feed being dropped to the ground. SO I added a cement cap to it. It continued to happen and after awhile I added another cap. Now, I know that the feeder is supposed to be even with the chickens backs but feed is still being spilled. I had a plain square short container I was using berfore hand and I can't remember this much spillage besides the times the whole container would get tipped over which was one of the reasons I bought the bucket style one. The only thing is now with this bucket one is that it holds so much feed I don't have to fill it everyday so MAYBE it feels like I am going through more food than I actually am but that doesn't take away from the food on the ground all the time. I can't raise it any higher can I? You can just imagine how tall it is now. What do you think?