Feeding question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tmccar, May 3, 2011.

  1. tmccar

    tmccar New Egg

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    I have a small (20 square feet) run with a coop which is a converted dog kennel. I have a feeder and drinker outside the coop. The hens usually "retire" when it starts to get dark (about 9 pm) and I close the door-flap.
    Should I have feed or water inside the coop? Or should I just leave it outside all the time?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello!

    I used to keep my food out in the chicken run. It is a hanging feeder. Anyhow, the layer crumbles would get knocked out onto the ground, and eventually get wet and then stink to high heaven! [​IMG]

    So I keep the feed inside the coop, and the water outside the coop. Works like a charm.
     
  3. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    I keep feed and water in the coop 24/7. I keep water in the outside during the day. I never leave food out at night b/c of critters.
     

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