Well, after a long day of battle with a 100' roll of hardware cloth, I have just the main coop door left before the girls can leave thier coop and explore thier new run. My coop was built with a full traditional peaked roof over the coop and the whole run. I plan to feed and water the girls outside. (four BO's and two BR's) I have the metal hanging feeder and two gallon water can. Should I provide them with feed and water inside the coop for the night? I had planned to make one of those "L" shaped PVC feeders for a night time snack, but would like to keep the water out of the coop. Is this an issue? I hear many people who feed and water outside, but never mention if its ok to leave them for so long with no feed or water.