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Coop food and water

post #1 of 7
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I just put 5 of my 7 chicks out in the new coop/run area. They are 8 and 9 weeks old i think. They are feathered out nicely but the other 2 in the brooder were smaller. Anyway should i put food and water in the coop or leave it out in the run.
post #2 of 7
If possible it's best to keep the food in the coop to keep it dry and clean, the water I personally put some inside and outside, on rainy days my birds stay inside and won't go outside to drink.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 7
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Sorry i should have added their run is a 10x10 yard that has a tin roof
post #4 of 7
If birds consume moldy wet feed they could get botulism, so I feed all my rations indoors and throw scratch outdoors which is less likely to mold.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #5 of 7

I put some in both places.  As long as it is predator proof and the food stays dry.  Having more than one feeding station also helps those birds that are low on the pecking order have more access to feed and water.

 

Very nice coop by the way!

post #6 of 7
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Thanks yall ill do that. And thanks puddin i had to make it a little fancy for wife approval lol.
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Originally Posted by cmobley View Post

Thanks yall ill do that. And thanks puddin i had to make it a little fancy for wife approval lol.
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