Coop food and water

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cmobley, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. cmobley

    cmobley Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    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.
     
  3. cmobley

    cmobley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry i should have added their run is a 10x10 yard that has a tin roof[​IMG]
     
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    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    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.
     
  5. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    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!
     
  6. cmobley

    cmobley Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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