Hi all. This is my first post/question but first I would like to extend a huge thanks to all the contributors here as I have learned a great deal in preparing for my adventure into backyard chickens. My wife and I are currently building a coop and plan to get about a dozen chicks soon. I understand I need a waterer and feeder inside the coop as well as water and feed outside the coop. My question is this: how big of a waterer do I need for full grown chickens inside the coop assuming they will have access to food and water outside the coop? What is a good brand of thermostatically controlled waterer for a dozen chickens? (I live in Ky where we have many sub-freezing days in winter, but not for weeks at a time.) I have water near the coop and electricity (obviously) so refilling often isn't an overly burdensome task, but I don't want to have to refill too often (thinking about neighbors who will tend the flock when we're on vacation..). . I've seen waterers in many different sizes and want to ensure I provide adequate space inside the cooop while building it. Any suggestions are appreciated. Next question is the same, only regarding a feeder? 3 lbs feeder, 11 lbs feeder.. other??? I have no idea what to plan and how much space it will require. I will build a large run and will attempt a fair amount of free ranging, but need to know what to plan for while building the coop for food and water. Thanks in advance for your input!