Food & Water in coop, run or both?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Brelansmama, May 4, 2009.

  1. Brelansmama

    Brelansmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello All,
    So my 5 girls have been in their new coop & run for 4 days now, and I have been keeping them in the coop overnight, with out food & water, that stays in the run....But in the morning when I open their door, they rush the food dish and STUFF themselves! One was even inhaling the food this morning, then sneeze/coughing it out!
    Do I need to put it in the coop too? Or are chickens just naturally piggies?
    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    If I were to fall and die in my chicken run my chickens would eat me. Yes....chickens are pigs.

    ETA: My coop and chicken run are inside a larger chicken yard. The food/water are in the chicken run and I leave the chicken door open so they can come and go. I do this to keep mice out of the coop. However, please note, the covered run is inside a larger fenced in chicken yard for added protection.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2009
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Water should certainly be available 24/7. I personally feel food should as well.
     
  4. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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    I vote Both!
     
  5. yfchoice

    yfchoice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do both. If I'm late letting them out in the morning, they do eat and drink.
     
  6. Brelansmama

    Brelansmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!
    I will make the necesary changes today [​IMG]
     
  7. DukeDawg528

    DukeDawg528 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep water and feed by their side at all times...If you keep feed and water by their side at all times, they will not be pigs... [​IMG]
     
  8. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:....are you saying my chickens have an eating disorder? [​IMG]
     

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