Feeding/watering inside or out

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by NCChickie, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. NCChickie

    NCChickie In the Brooder

    Jul 28, 2012
    Fayetteville NC
    My Coop
    I've been keeping my feeder and waterer inside the coup but also have a water source outside in their run and yard. I'm getting an automatic waterer due to the mess the girls make - should I install it inside their coup or out in their run. The door is shut at dusk and opens at first day light. Thanks in advance!

  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I would put an automatic waterer outside in the run. I have one and it still drips when they drink from it. You don't want that inside your coop. I keep feed inside so it doesn't get wet and moldy.
  3. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    I keep the food inside to keep it dry and away from wandering songbirds. I keep the water outside so that any mess falls on the soil and not inside the coop.


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