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Hi guys! I was wondering should I keep the water and food inside the coop during the day and night because I wake up at 7:30 and much later on weekends so if I put the food and water outside I am worried that they'll be thirsty or hungry. Although if I leave them inside there isn't much room and they can get hay and poop in there. Suggestions???? Thanks x
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When we had a small coop, we kept the feed inside and the water outside. But in our new coop which takes up half of our barn, we have two feeders and two nipple water systems inside the coop. Since you have trouble with your hens getting their feed and water dirty, I would definitely recommend switching to a water bucket like we have. Here's a link to the one we bought: http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/little-giant-hen-hydrator-3-1-2-gal-capacity

Also, you might try raising your feeders up a bit, to where they can still eat but can't get their feet in the tray. Hope this helps! :) 

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Chknluvr  has given you very good advice.       Welcome to Backyard chickens.

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