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If you can assure that you will let them out at daybreak EVERY day, then the food and water can be in the run. If however, that is not the case, then at least keeping water in the coop (as well as outside) is a good idea. Personally, i would always secure the door, for peace of mind and also to prevent draughts blowing through the coop.