Food + Water in run?

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

  1. JacobMaxwell

    JacobMaxwell Songster

    Feb 1, 2013
    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 Chirping

    Jun 7, 2012
    New Hampshire
    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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