Our Australorps are 8 weeks old. Fully feathered and acting like little chickens. They return to their coop every night from their fenced run. . I lock them in to protect them for predators and then let them out at dawn. The outside run is where they have their primary feed and water troughs
I still have a smaller version of the feeder and wateer inside the coop....although now when they return they just seem to find a place on the roost and settle down for the night
Do I still need to keep a food and water supply INSIDE the coop or does the outside source for both suffice? If I remove it from inside the coop they would be w/o food and water from dusk to dawn.
Thanks for any input.