range chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Adena Zimmer, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. Adena Zimmer

    Adena Zimmer New Egg

    Apr 28, 2015
    When letting your chickens run loose during the day should I place their food outside of their run ? When I put them in the run late afternoon they act starved. I'll sprinkle on ground to get them to go back in and the gate is open all the time they are out so they could get into eat ?
  2. PureBarnevelder

    PureBarnevelder Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 19, 2015
    North Carolina
    I leave my fodder in the coop with a waterer, I also have water in there as well. I also have water outside so they don't have to travel so far, you could put a feeder out but remove at the end of the day to prevent predators or other nondesirable pests away at night. I always keep a feeder inside the coop to help with them coming back in at night. Hope this helps.

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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Good suggestions.

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