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Girls moving outside in a few days, need info on food water set up

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dbounds10, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My run does not have a solid top so I have nothing to hang anything from, so my question is what do you suggest for food and water outside in the run that will stay relativly clean?

    Also - I have 6 girls and a 6x4 coop. Do I need to have food and water inside the coop as well? They will be out in the run all day and sleep in at night unless the weather is bad. I have sand in my run so they will for sure need food outside.

    Idea's anyone?
     
  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say to keep the food and water inside the coop. [​IMG]
     
  3. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually keep food inside the coop if free feeding, so that wild birds don't get into it and it stays dry. But most of the time I let them free range all day and feed one measured amount later in the day after they've gotten their fill of greens and bugs in the pasture all day.
     

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