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WATER AND FOOD PLACEMENT?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by suburbansilkies, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. suburbansilkies

    suburbansilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys! I was wondering should I keep the water and food inside the coop during the day and night because I wake up at 7:30 and much later on weekends so if I put the food and water outside I am worried that they'll be thirsty or hungry. Although if I leave them inside there isn't much room and they can get hay and poop in there. Suggestions???? Thanks x
     
  2. chcknluvr

    chcknluvr Out Of The Brooder

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    When we had a small coop, we kept the feed inside and the water outside. But in our new coop which takes up half of our barn, we have two feeders and two nipple water systems inside the coop. Since you have trouble with your hens getting their feed and water dirty, I would definitely recommend switching to a water bucket like we have. Here's a link to the one we bought: http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/little-giant-hen-hydrator-3-1-2-gal-capacity
    Also, you might try raising your feeders up a bit, to where they can still eat but can't get their feet in the tray. Hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
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  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Chknluvr has given you very good advice. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     

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