Do you feed indside or outside the coop?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Texas ChickenZ, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Texas ChickenZ

    Texas ChickenZ Out Of The Brooder

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    I personally can feed inside, outside, in between.... Well, you get the picture. But what about the chicken feeder? What are the advantages/disadvantages of each? I'm going to build a feeder and would like to know the best place to put it. My coop is fairly small, so I'd like to avoid taking up any more room than necessary. My run is covered, so I wouldn't have a problem with wild birds eating my feed. Any suggestions?
     
  2. I have half my run covered in tin and I have the feeder under it from all the snow and rain(snowing now) but I turn them out about 1 o'clock to free range until bed time. Usually if it raining or snowing they just stay in the coop marrie
     
  3. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    I have feeders both inside and outside.

    The problem I have with one outside feeder is, even though it is in a covered run, it stil gets wet when it rains and is windy - so spoiled food.

    meri
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feed and water inside. Any treats I give outside, unless it's a yucky day and they don't want to go out.
     
  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    outside,,, cept 3 times a year when it rains [​IMG]
     
  6. cjstanman

    cjstanman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a movable chicken tractor - food is on the outside half, and is covered from overnight condensation/dew, rain, etc.
     
  7. omelette'smom

    omelette'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the covered run. tried it in the coop and wasted lots of crumble because they looked for the cracker jack prize at the bottom or something. went to pellets and they still scooped it out into the poopy floor. Coop for sleeping and eggs, Run for playing and eating!
     
  8. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since we have the chicken shack up. I am doing scratch outside and age appropriate feed inside [​IMG]
     
  9. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    we feed and water outside the coop - our food is covered with a little hut type of thing we made though to keep rain/snow off of it so it doesnt get wet and the pen is also covered with a tarp as well to help keep the girls dry also.

    Our coop just isnt big enough for food/water in it.
     
  10. too much fun

    too much fun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have food and water both inside and out. Outside is covered and does not get wet. I use pellets and they quickly pick up any that they spill. They drain both feeders and waterer's quite regularly
     

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