Food + Water in run?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JacobMaxwell, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. JacobMaxwell

    JacobMaxwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a small chicken tractor and I would love to save on indoor space by putting the food and water in the run. Allot of people do this, but I have a problem. My hens hate the current weather and don't usually go outside. It is pretty crowded inside with the food and water there, plus the water gets the shavings wet. Should I put a tarp or something on the run? Any ideas are appreciated.
     
  2. AVintageLife

    AVintageLife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can find clear shower curtain liners at the Dollar Store or Walmart and cover the run. That way the flock can see out/you can still see them, the run will stay dry (and a little warmer, almost like a greenhouse effect) and food/water will be OK. I have an 8X12 run with a tarp on the top and clear shower liners all around the sides, works well and looks neat & tidy too.
     

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