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 Songster

    Mar 15, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    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 Crowing

    Mar 29, 2011
    I would say to keep the food and water inside the coop. [​IMG]
  3. briteday

    briteday Songster

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    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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