Problem: When the dodos are crowding around me, begging for food (not complaining about that feature – it makes hand-feeding them much faster), they get in the way of selecting the feeder chest to reload it. (Dodos aren’t good at planning.)
Suggestion: Make the feeder chest two blocks high. It will be easy to select when surrounded by dodos, and reasonably easy when surrounded by donkeys and yaks.
Cost: Same, or maybe an extra block of wood.
Appearance: Maybe two existing feeding chests, stacked, or existing on top and a wire basket on the bottom, or vice-versa.