Outdoor Feeders

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Rich Marshall, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Rich Marshall

    Rich Marshall Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 27, 2011
    Opinions needed...If I keep chicken feed outside in my enclosed coop will it attract the rodents or do most keep feed in the house and leave the door open?
    Also I am going to build a feeder into the side wall of my coop so if there are any great feeder designs I would love to see them.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2012
  2. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    North Eastern Md.
    I keep my feeder and water fount inside the coop. In the summer, I'll put an extra waterer out in the yard for them. Around here, if I left the feeder outside, the wild birds here would make short work of it. Also, after awhile, I would think the spilled feed on the ground would attract rodents. I leave their pop door open during the day so the birds can come and go as they want. Your feeder idea going through the wall is a good idea, do a search, there are a lot of homemade feeder plans.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2012
  3. jnswright

    jnswright Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2011
    North Texas
    I keep the feed and water in the run, nothing in the coop.
    I also remove the feed/feeder every night when I go to close the ladies up. I know if I leave feed out, it will most definitely attract rodents - no doubt.
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    I keep feed in the chicken yard in the feeders because the ducks and geese like to snack during the night.
  5. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Heres one I built from scrap wood... it holds about 65# of pellets.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  6. Rich Marshall

    Rich Marshall Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 27, 2011
    Love it thanks for all the info.

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