Leaving food in coop at night?

jamieg

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 20, 2010
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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?
 

ChickensAreSweet

Heavenly Grains for Hens
9 Years
Jun 8, 2010
15,100
688
398
Pacific NW- where the Douglas Firs grow
Here is a link to another thread and my answer to your question that I just typed out for another!!!!

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https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=4981840#p4981840

Please note that I edited my post in the link due to the post in your other thread about "newbie chickens" (thank you poster)!
 
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math ace

Crowing
10 Years
Dec 17, 2009
6,678
124
296
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.
 

wildorchid053

Songster
10 Years
May 12, 2009
1,677
20
171
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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