New Feed and Water Shelter

3KillerBs

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Jul 10, 2009
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It's one thing for chickens in the North Carolina Sandhills to occasionally knock over the waterer in the coop during the summer when the worst that can happen is that the bedding gets stinky and I have to change it too soon. It's another for them to knock it over when arguing over their roosting arrangements on a night that threatens frost.

I needed to get the food and water out of the coop for space reasons anyway and prodded DH to build the feeder/waterer shelter I'd sketched out a while back today since he was off and had no other projects scheduled.

It's not a thing of beauty, being intentionally made of the lower-grade scrap lumber and a few other random things we had lying around the property, but it should do the job nicely.

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The spacious and sheltered feed and water arrangements are flock-approved.
 

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aart

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The shelter was tested by nearly 4 inches of rain over the last 2 days. Not blowing sideways, but pouring down in torrents that created serious flash-flooding.

I ran my hands through the feed to the bottom this morning and found it quite dry.
That's great!
I wondered with the feeder so close to the side.
 

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