Feeder and water

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by melirobin, May 25, 2008.

  1. melirobin

    melirobin In the Brooder

    May 22, 2008
    I am planning to build a very small coop (big enough tfor 3-5 hens) with an attached run.

    I was thinking that the food and water would be in the run not in the coop.

    Is that acceptable or must the food and water be available in the coop?
  2. flip9109

    flip9109 Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    st paul mn
    that is how mine set up. they have access to the run all the time.
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Outside is fine as long as the chickens will never be locked in the coop for very long (like, not more than overnight). I don't like to have to go out there at the crack of dawn so I keep my water indoors - it also keeps algae from growing in the (white plastic) waterer in the summer.

    You also have to think about whether mice and sparrows will be a problem, getting into the feed, and if so, whether that'll be more of an issue indoors or out.

    Have fun,


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