Indoor or outdoor feeders and waterers
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Welcome! It sounds like you have one of those cute prefab coops? Can't climb into or under it, right? That's why a walk-in coop design is best; much more spacious and user friendly. If your run is predator proof and roofed so that the coop is never shut, having the food and water out there will definitely be easier! I do have food and water in my (much larger) coop, to keep it from freezing. Mary
Edited by Ziggy55 - 2/13/16 at 9:06am
I personally prefer to keep the feeder inside the coop and waterer outside. They seem to be really messy when drinking and have water everywhere so I enjoy it outside to keep it from rotting my coop. The feed I like indoors for a few reasons. It keeps it from getting wet during rain. A cover can block most of it but not all rain and also to keep birds, squirrels and other pests from eating the feed as well.
if you can put a tarp over part of the run, that could be a good place for your food if you decide to keep it outside. It wouldn't add much weight or would be easy to remove when you needed to move the coop. Part of my run has a tarp and my food is under it to stay dry. I also keep the water outside. Humidity in the coop can lead to frostbite in winter. This is my 4th year having chickens. It takes experimenting to figure out what works best for you. This is the first year I feel I've gotten things right.