location of feed in winter

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Turkeyrun, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Turkeyrun

    Turkeyrun Chirping

    Jul 30, 2009

    we have 5 barred rock hens, 4 months old. Right now I move the food out of the coop in the morning and put back in the coop in the evening. But we have hit a couple single digit nights and chilly days, now I have seen chickens shiver!

    In cold weather do you leave the feed in the coop and encourage the chickens to stay in? As for water, yes it freezes, since there are just a few chickens it is easy to carry fresh water out am & pm.


  2. cw

    cw Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    yes leavde it in so it stays dry any way
  3. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Songster

    Dec 14, 2009
    We leave the layer feed in the coop, and throw scratch, BOSS, and kale, etc. in the run for them to occupy themselves with when they feel like going outside. We have a five-gallon waterer in the run, and it did freeze, but we have a smaller waterer that we change very often, in the coop.

  4. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I keep the feeders inside and throw scratch around outside as well as inside the coop.

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