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Do they need food and water in the night?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Aeropennchick, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI guys [​IMG]

    We just took the plunge and moved our five and six week feathered children outside today (they are growing up!! So proud!!). They spent all day out in their run with food and water (and lots of happy foraging). We plan to let them out at first light and bring them fresh supplies.

    Are they too young to spend the whole night without food and water? They are in a small hutch style coop right now, and I am worried about it getting too damp and attracting mice and things.


    Thanks!!

    Here's a pic of our setup - we plan on increasing the height of the fence and using crossed wires above to deter flying predators, and also adding a roofed section by the trees.

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  2. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No one? [​IMG]
     
  3. FeatherPainter

    FeatherPainter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2011
    Northern New York
    They won't eat or drink in the dark, so you will be fine by not feeding untill morning.
     

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