water and food placement ????

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by goochgirl, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. goochgirl

    goochgirl Songster

    May 2, 2010
    I'm putting the finishing touches on my coop and run today (I hope; thought it would be finished yesterday and I didn't get very far). I have a playhouse over a run. I've seen in pictures here that the food and water hangs in the run, which makes sense so the coop doesn't get dirty or wet. What would we do when we go away for a weekend?? Do we keep extra food and water in the coop and lock them in there, or do we leave the ladder to the run open so they can get in and out as needed? We should be relatively safe from predators. We have a resident family of chipmunks that might try to get in and get some food, but we keep them well fed by our bird feeder, so I don't think they will be a problem, either.
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    They should be fine if you leave it open. I've done this a lot of times.

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