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Best location for feeder/waterer?

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Almost finished with the whole set up and now down to the small details. Trying to decide where to put feeder waterer. My run isn't covered, don't plan on covering it (well we will with shade cloth but that won't provide protection from the rain). I live in Louisiana, super hot climate in the summer. Should I put feeder and waterer in the coop? Or should I try to find a weather protected option for out in the run? Or one in both spots? And if weather protected feeder, what are your favorite options. Attach pic of coop, feeder and waterer would go under poop board.
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I have water and food both in my coop, run and water all around the yard too (We also have dogs and its mainly for them XD) But as long as the water isn't drippy ("Nipple" waterers tend to be drippier) it should be fine somewhere in the coop, though if your having quite a few birds many water options are always a good idea. :3

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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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I have four so not too many. Will definitely provide water outside and possibly inside if I can find a waterer I'm happy with in there. Might look into diy feeders for the run that are weatherproof like the pvc that have little "awnings".... Thanks for the advice! These poor biddies are getting too big for their box.
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