I have two pullets and a coop and run designed for "up to four" chickens. Because it's dark so early and sooooo cold here in the northeast right now, I have been closing their coop door as early at 6 or 7pm. The problem is that their food and water is in the run and I have to open the door in the morning for them to get to it. Sometimes, I sleep late and this morning didn't open the door until 8am! They rush down their ramp (well, the one bossy one comes down first and devours some food while the other waits for permission)... they seem ok, I worried that they would be dying of thirst but they both go to the food first so I guess they're not. Is this cruel to leave them shut up in their little coop for 12 hours or more? Should I find a way to put some water in there at least?