Feeders in the rain or snow!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AzRooster, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. AzRooster

    AzRooster Out Of The Brooder

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    I see these hanging feeders and others but what happens when it rains or snows?? I know they have covers but how good do they work? Do you put it up inside? But obviosly not if you are at work and a storm rolls in right? Just curious. It seemed like the feed would get ruined in the rain.
     
  2. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    Even though I live in a dry climate it can be quite windy here. So I just keep the food and water in the coop. I feed their greens and any treats out in the run to encourage them to spend more time outside.
     
  3. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep both in the coop. I do add a waterer outside, when it is not freezing and they are spending more time out there...
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I keep my feeder in the coop. If I didn't I'd be feeding alot of sparrows. Treats I feed outside.
    I have water available inside and out.
     
  5. AzRooster

    AzRooster Out Of The Brooder

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    I really dont want to put it inside cause it will take up valuable space. Water can stay outside no problems. Just the feed I am not sure. Any other experiances?
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Mine is hanging, so it really doesn't take up floor space.
     
  7. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

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