Ok we are working on new feeders (with the buckets and pvc) but just curious in the meantime...Will the chickens eat all the food they have flung on the ground? Part of me wants to Not fill feeder in order to force them to eat whats on the ground but they sit there pecking at empty feeder. So the "mother" in me fills it back up. It is such a waste! It now covers 1/3 of their 10x5 foot coop! Do I need to get rid of the flung food? shop vac?? I don't know..will it rot or get yucky if they don't eat it? Sorry, I am new and want to make sure they have a home that is a clean as possible. Also I have seen mold on grass under both water and feed bowls and have now put them up on boards. Will that help that problem or do I need Bricks? concrete block? Thanks again for any help.