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Feeding Chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jdiaz78, May 8, 2011.

  1. jdiaz78

    jdiaz78 Hatching

    Apr 6, 2011
    I just moved my 5 week old chickens to the coop yesterday. My question is, where do i put the feeder? I have a hanging one that feeds around 7 chickens. Do i place it hanging in the chicken run, or do I place in inside the coop?

    Also, should I leave the coop door open during the day so they can go in and out? Or do I keep it closed so they have to stay outside?

    Thanks for the help.

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    You can put the feeder wherever you want. If you leave it in the run overnight, you might have rodents eating it, though. Also it might get damp, and moldy feed can kill chickens.

    I always allow the chickens to come and go from their coop during the day. Eventually they will need to be able to access their nest boxes, too.

  3. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Songster

    Oct 28, 2010
    Petaluma CA
    Mine is in their coop and have access to it all day. I do have a suet in their run that I put fresh veg and fruit in but I do clean up when putting them to bed so there is nothing to attract critters and rodents. Enjoy and [​IMG]

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