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Is it necessary to have food and water available inside the coop?  After the chickens have come in and are roosting for the night  I close the opening to keep it warm but the food and water are outside in the run.  I have two older chickens and I have never left food or water inside, but now have integrated 2 Black Jersey Giants and two Coco Marans (all four months) into the flock (all are getting along except they won't share a roost yet).  Do the younger birds need water during the night?

 

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1 Bard Rock, 1 Ameraucana, 2 Black Jersey Giants and 2 Cuckoo Marans, 1 German Shepherd, 3 cats and many deer, hummingbirds, coyotes, gophers and other wildlife in addition to one husband and two married children.  Retired; it's a wonderful life! 
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1 Bard Rock, 1 Ameraucana, 2 Black Jersey Giants and 2 Cuckoo Marans, 1 German Shepherd, 3 cats and many deer, hummingbirds, coyotes, gophers and other wildlife in addition to one husband and two married children.  Retired; it's a wonderful life! 
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No, as long as they have access to it in the morning.

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Your birds want to eat and drink at first light, so if you are out there EARLY to give them access to their feeders and water, have it in the coop.  Mary

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Your birds want to eat and drink at first light, so if you are out there EARLY to give them access to their feeders and water, have it in the coop.  Mary


I agree! If your not outside to let them out first thing in the morning?? Provide food and water in the coop!

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