Where should I locate my feeder - inside the coop or out?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickendoodle1, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. chickendoodle1

    chickendoodle1 Hatching

    Jun 18, 2009
    Help! Chicks are about to move outside to their new coop and run and I'm not sure where I should put feeder(s) - inside the coop, or out in the run only? They'll have water in both places. Any advice on what works best would be great. Thanks![​IMG]
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    I have food & water in both..... and

  3. mener6896

    mener6896 Songster

    Apr 21, 2009
    Noblesville, IN
    I put my feeder inside so it doesn't get soggy when it rains. I also want the girls to eat bugs and stuff in the run, but I also throw out some feed too, but I didn't want to keep a feeder out there.

    I hope this helps
  4. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    If protected from the elements, I'd say put it in the pen, not the coop cause the more food in the coop, the more likelihood for pests, and predators.

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