feed inside or outside? or both?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by wilsonfarm416, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. wilsonfarm416

    wilsonfarm416 In the Brooder

    May 15, 2011
    So I have been keeping the feeder inside the coop but i noticed that they don't eat much so i put it outside. I am worried that if I keep it outside it will get wet. Can the food be wet? Do you keep one outside and one inside? Help please.

  2. Animalian

    Animalian Songster

    Jun 18, 2011
    if they're not eating when it's inside I wouldn't worry. As long as they are able to go in and out all day as they please its fine.

    Keep the food under cover, if it gets wet it will go hard and mouldy.
  3. hensonly

    hensonly Songster

    May 15, 2008
    upstate NY
    I agree, I had a feeder outside for a while. My runs are covered, so I put a piece of leftover plywood on top of the run, weighted it with patio block so it wouldn't blow away, and set my feeder under it. It would have worked ok except the wood was not wide enough and when the rain dripped off the edges it got into the tray of the feeder. Wet feed must be thrown out...I moved my feeder back inside.

    Mine eat less in summer, as they get lots of garden waste, and also eat less when they are laying less...as long as yours are not losing weight, they are eating enough.

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