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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Cathy Roberts, Jan 9, 2019.
Is it okay to leave water in the coop overnight? If not, why?
It may raise humidity levels, but realistically I see no problem with doing so.
Agree with sourland, as long as they aren't frequently spilling it it's fine.
I don't, especially in winter. You want the coop as dry as possible, and open water releases humidity into the air. Along with the chickens breathing all night. Along with the poop.
My chickens get outside first thing in the morning and go in the coop to sleep, they have no need for inside water.
It's going to depend on the size of your coop and the ventilation and the number of chickens, too. If you have a huge shed and a handful of chickens, and ventilation all around the eaves, it's not going to be a big deal. But if your chickens are basically the maximum number allowed for the size of your coop, I really wouldn't put the water in there.
We have 5 chickens and the coop is 4 foot square and 4 foot tall with very good ventilation.