Help! What do I do with the water in the winter?? We get cold cold cold weather and it's dark from 5pm-9am (so depressing). I keep a light on inside the coop so they get ~14 hours of light. I keep the water in the coop because when I leave in the morning, it's still dark outside so I turn the light on in the coop. I tried moving it outside but they won't go out in the dark to get it, so I worry about leaving them without water for a period of time. The same thing happens in the evening when it gets dark and they go back into the coop for a few hours before bedtime. Once the weather is cold, I'm going to have to start heating the water so it doesn't freeze. I've read that in the winter you aren't supposed to keep water in the coop because of the moisture, so what should I do? Where should I heat the water? How do your chickens access the water if it's outside in the dark?