Feeding and watering outside?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by GoldenCometLady, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. GoldenCometLady

    GoldenCometLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Walker, West Virginia
    I have noticed that many of you do not have feed and water in the coop.
    Why is this? I got my chicks in March and have always had feed and water
    in the coop. When they are outside they always come in to eat and drink.
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Mine have always been inside, too, but I have a good sized walkin coop. Part of the reason I think is to give more space in the coop, or because there just isn't room inside. Also to discourage rats and such from coming into the coop.

    I'd have to build something to protect the food if I put it outside.
  3. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I keep my food and waterer inside too. During the summer I also have several water stations outside as well.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by