feed inside or in run?

chickenchok

Songster
11 Years
Sep 6, 2008
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North Carolina
Hello. We're designing our coop and were wondering if the food and water need to be inside where the hens roost at night or can it be outside in a covered run that they can access all day?
Thanks!
 

willheveland

Songster
11 Years
Jan 29, 2008
946
17
174
southern tier,NY
Quote:Since your run is covered I'd keep your food and water hanging outside in the warm season,then bring your water inside during winter.I leave their food outside in winter to make sure they get outside in the fresh air and free up space in the coop.That's just what I do.I use an electric fount heater under the waterer inside.
Will
 

cmom

Hilltop Farm
12 Years
Nov 18, 2007
22,824
13,409
641
Florida
My Coop
I personally have mine hanging in the coop. When I put my little girls in with my big girls, I will put a feeder and waterer in my covered run.

 

momma's chickens

Songster
11 Years
Mar 10, 2008
1,201
0
169
Idaho
I have water in both palces and the feed is outside under my covered run. I had it in the house but it is in a big feeder that holds 100 lbs and the feeder is large and by taking it out, it had another four feet so we know what that means. LOL


Edited to add: Cmom, love your coop!
 
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