Do feeders and waterers need to go in the coop AND the run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by yakmama, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. yakmama

    yakmama In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2010
    The South
    If my girls are cooped up at night, do they need access to food and water in there? Do I need to also put food and water out in the run?

  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Nope. Now if they are not let out of the coop housing until late, you might put water in there. I do keep both available in both places, but many do one or the other, for different reasons (heat/cold/space issues/pest issues).
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    They won't eat at night, but it's best to keep the feed and water inside in case they can't go out for any reason
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    My water is outside my food is in (at least for now) One thing about leaving your food out, any kind of varmit that can get into your run, will be eating the feed too.

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