Those are all good in theory but if you are only spinning for 4 to 5 seconds like we do, it is not much. They will eventually hit it later on in the season. I don't adjust it one 8 feeders once season starts typically. If they want to eat at night, it is their choice until stuff starts to die. We went from no rainfall to record so doubt making adjustments in the season matters unless you have a pile under it.