- Mar 22, 2014
Does my coop and run both have to have food and water in it? I need help and suggestions.
For along time I used heater tape around a bucket with chicken watering nipples. It worked excellent. However me being me I neglected to change the water as often as I should. This is what it looks like and it thermostatically controlled to come on at just above the freezing temperature. You would have to wrap it to suit your particular application if it is viable for your set up. It is available at Home Depot in Canada.I am also trying to make this decision right now. I think with a nipple system is would be quit simple to run a couple nipples inside and a couple outside, maybe feeding off the same res.
as for food, I will probably have commercial feed inside the coop and then feed their whiskey mash/table and garden scraps in the run. That will be the majority of their diet anyway. I do basically the same in the summer winter they are confined to the coop only.