Food and water in coop question...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by thequeenamom, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. thequeenamom

    thequeenamom Out Of The Brooder

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    We are building a Wichita coop and run. The girls will be in the run from sun up to sun down and in the coop at night. My question is- do I put a food and water source in the coop (for them at night) or only in the run?
     
  2. Messipaw

    Messipaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will they have access to the pen all night or will you lock up the poop door? I only keep food in my coop. The water is in their pen which they have access to 24\7. I do the DLM in their coop so I sprinkle food on the ground to promote scratching to turn and aerate the litter bedding. Hope this helps.
     
  3. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say in the run my chickens don't really get up at night.
     
  4. thequeenamom

    thequeenamom Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I will close the coop at night (automatic door one day).
     

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