Food and water in the coop and the run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SilkieChickStar, May 19, 2016.

  1. SilkieChickStar

    SilkieChickStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2016
    Hi all,

    My chicks are only three weeks so they aren't outside yet. Do I out food and water in the coop AND the run?
  2. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2015
    SW Ohio
    We have the food in the coop, water in the run.

    For awhile we had water both inside and out but didn't want the extra moisture due to possible spills in the coop during the winter, so took the coop water out and never put it back. We have an auto popdoor that opens at dawn so the chickens have access even if we're late getting up to the coop.
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  3. JackE

    JackE Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2010
    North Eastern Md.
    I keep food and water in the coop, and in the warmer months, I put out an extra water fount. I keep the feed in the coop, I don't want to be feeding the local wild bird population around here. And feed out side the coop can draw rodents.
  4. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2011
    I also do as jackE.

    Also, when warming water in winter, it is more effective when waterer is indoor.
  5. RonP

    RonP Overrun With Chickens

    I use lights. They allow quite a few extra hours in the winter, inside the coop. Thus food and water inside is necessary.

    Outside gets all treats tossed in the deep litter.

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