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Leaving food in coop at night?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jamieg, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. jamieg

    jamieg In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2010
    Chili, Wisconsin
    I have always been in the habit of leaving their food and water out in the coop at night, but I have always wondered why. They don't eat at night and it would just be an attractant for rodents. Does anybody put their food away at night?

  2. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    I don't feed mine in the coop at all unless there newbies. All food water is outside. Winter I put water in because of freezing.
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Last edited: Oct 16, 2010
  4. woodguy

    woodguy In the Brooder

    May 2, 2010
    Why did you post this topic 3 times?
  5. math ace

    math ace Crowing

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    I don't - - - I feed at night. If I put it up at night, then I would have to go out in the morning it feed up. That is kinda hard to do when I usually leave before the sun comes up.
  6. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Songster

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    mine have food and water inside the coop 24/7. during the summer we put water outside too.. afraid of mice if food is outside.. if anything came inside it would just be considered their dinner lol..

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