I had to put the bucks dishes in pie tins to stop the digging but it worked. My junior buck has lost some weight and so I am treating him for wool block. He is pretty boney in the hip right now and I am a bit worried. He is going to be going on a hay only diet for a bit. I am going to give him flax seed in his dish and I am going to grow some fodder for him as well. I hope it works.