Where do your chickens eat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MARSHMALLOWPEEP, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. MARSHMALLOWPEEP

    MARSHMALLOWPEEP Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a smallish coop so the food and water is kept in the attached run. We change the water often cuz it turns to ice quickly this time of year. The girls come out to eat and drink and then run back into the coop.
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    In the coop.

    Imp-Sitting on their living room sofa. Been trying to get them to eat in their dining room, but they're slobs.
     
  3. MARSHMALLOWPEEP

    MARSHMALLOWPEEP Out Of The Brooder

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    They sound lazy!
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I keep feed and water in the coop and outside in the run too. I may have to rethink the outside feeder though, because my daggone dogs get into the feed whenever the run is open [​IMG]
     
  5. MARSHMALLOWPEEP

    MARSHMALLOWPEEP Out Of The Brooder

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    Teach, my dog not only likes the feed but she also eats the chicken poop too! No takers when she comes looking for a kiss!

    However I can't fit the feeder in the coop. And they just spill it so we kept it outside.
     
  6. Egg_newton

    Egg_newton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When it's above freezing I keep a waterer in the coop and one in the run. Food is strictly in the coop because I don't want it getting wet and moldy. I have a one gallon heated water bowl in each of the coops in the winter. Sometimes the dogs still sneak into the coops and eat the food. [​IMG]
     
  7. Farmer Benjii

    Farmer Benjii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Uh well its there all the time and then my chooks free range and come when they want too....
     
  8. MARSHMALLOWPEEP

    MARSHMALLOWPEEP Out Of The Brooder

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    Farmer Benji...does feeding them in the run sound bad?
     
  9. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep their feeder in the coop, because I haven't been able to keep the rats out of it in the run. Moving it in and out every day became a PITA. I do give them lots of scratch in their run, and a hanging cabbage head, but they clean up all the scratch before bedtime (when the rats come out). It's also nice to know that they have feed if they don't get let out right away.
     
  10. team_realtree

    team_realtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My homemade feeder is attached to the wall in my coop. The waterer is a store bought metal one that I sit on a cinder block to get it out of the bedding. My run isn't covered so putting the feeder outside would just be a mess waiting to happen.
     

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