The culprit has been found. I observed the chickens trying to come up with a new solution to the feeder issue and finally witnessed what was occurring.
Our dear Detective Quackles has discovered that if she wedges herself underneath the arm of the feeder and "hops" she pops the food out of the arms of the feeder. She did this once, ran over and ate a few pieces of the dislodged feed and returned to do so again. What a stinker!
The waterer is now leaking all over and I think I have found the number one suspect for that.
I will be researching some other new methods tonight.