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Water in coop at night

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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.

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

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

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

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

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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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