Placing Feeder & Waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CatsCrazyCoop, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. CatsCrazyCoop

    CatsCrazyCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Putnam Valley, NY
    Ok... umm, so I am a moron!

    Does the feeder & waterer go in the coop, or the run?

    The waterer will be a 5 gallon bucket with the nipples, and the feeder will be just a 30lb hanging galvanized bucket feeder with pan.

  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    I like to keep the feed in the coop so that it doesn't get wet and less will get eaten by the wild birds. I keep the water outside except when there is snow on the ground.
  3. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    We have ours hanging under the coop. Our coop is about 3' off the ground...
  4. chicken_noob

    chicken_noob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2011
    Chehalis WA.
    I have seen both. Mostly in the larger ones that have food and water, the smaller ones just water...and some have neither. But depending where you live I think water is always nice to have. Just gotta mess with what works for you. Just my 2cents.
  5. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    Thats not a stupid question because people can put them in either place. I put the feeder inside to keep it dry and to prevent rodents from eating out of it. As long as your chickens like spending time outside the water could go out there. It sounds like it could take up a lot of room in the run.
  6. bleith

    bleith Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2010
    West Dundee IL
    I have a smaller 4'x4' roosting coop with an attached run with a roof. I live outside Chicago, I keep the water and the feed out in the run. When they go into the coop at night to sleep, I close the pop door and and lock it and they don't get anything until I let them out in the morning. In the winter I anticipate keeping a source of water in the coop, but the feed I plan on leaving outside. that way they will venture out of the roosting coop.

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