I'd like to start this thread by saying that this is my first time to raise chickens and I am completely in the dark about most aspects of it. I've gotten a lot of info from this site and it's all been a big help. My question is about feeding my birds. I have 9 Black Australorp pullets that are now 5 weeks old. I moved them from the brooder to their permanent home a few days ago and am having to physically move them out of the coop in the morning and back in at night. I'm sure they will get the hang of on there own given some time. I don't really worry about them being in or out because the coop and the run are pretty secure. I also don't worry too much about them getting to cold because the coldest it gets in our area right now is about 20. My question is, should I put food and water in the coop at night or leave it outside in the run, where I'd prefer it to be. I'm thinking if I put it outside then they will get hungry enough and come out on there own. I've been leaving a heat lamp on in the coop at night but unplug it in the morning. Any thoughts on the feed thing?