Question on feed in the coop?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ravenxxx, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Ravenxxx

    Ravenxxx Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you feed and water chickens at night in the coop or just during the day when they are out and about?
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I keep free choice food and water in the coops at all times. They very likely aren't eating or drinking at night, but I'm sure they do when they wake up before me in the morning.

    Jody
     
  3. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very fortunate that I have dogs and chickens that co-exist together. I will leave my coop door open that goes to the pen so they always have access to water and to go outside. Normally I don’t feed them at night but if there is some feed left from the day I will leave it in the pen. My dogs keep a look out for any critters that might be roaming in the night.
     
  4. pegbo

    pegbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give my chicks free choice on food, water, grit, and oyster shells. That way I know they're getting enough food.[​IMG]
     
  5. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they ususally have a little left over food from that day. i leave them that since i don't get up as early as they do. [​IMG] and i make sure to give them just enough, so not to spoil the feed.

    but i give them fresh water at night and again in the morning.
     
  6. chickengirl

    chickengirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi i give mine their feed and water in the mornin the ones that i have roamin the yard and at night i go through my show birds in the pens and then they have food all throughout the day along with water i mainly do everything at night so then the next day they already have everything.
     

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