Food and water in coop

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lovetoquilt1031, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. lovetoquilt1031

    lovetoquilt1031 New Egg

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    Do I need to keep food and water in the coop at night when the weather is cool?
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You shouldn't have to keep food and water in the coop at night period, cool weather or not. Food being left out at night attracts unwanted pests like rats and mice. It's best to keep it up at night.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    not so much a function of cool weather, but keeping food and water in the coop can keep other birds and rodents out of their food.

    My feeder hangs from the rafter and my waterer is raised and I keep them in the coop, but I also feed them in their run.
     

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