If our run is fully enclosed on all sides and top with hardware cloth, do I need to keep the coop door shut over night? Do I need to bring the feeder in out of the run? Is the feeder best placed in the coop or run? We are planning a 4x8 raised coop with the area below it fenced as well as a 4x16 run. I was hoping to split the space under the coop into a 4x4 sandbox (with DE added) and then also hang the feeder under the coop to prevent it from getting rained on, etc. Will I be able to keep the food outside or will it attract pests? Will the hardware cloth run keep pests out well enough that I can keep the coop open and food outside? My motivation is pure laziness. I have a 2 year old daughter and getting dressed and fed is sometimes a feat. I'd hate for the hens to have to wait to be let out because the humans were Having a slow morning!