Where to put waterer and feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by greenthumbmama, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. greenthumbmama

    greenthumbmama In the Brooder

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    Our 1 month old chicks are now in the coop full time. For now, the waterer and feeder are inside the coop, but I was wondering if when we let them out into the run after they've acclimated to the coop, should the feed and waterer be out there? I'm just not clear on this. Where should they be placed permanently?

    Thanks...
     
  2. swimmom

    swimmom Songster

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    I have the water outside in the run hanging on a hook to keep the chickies from kicking up dirt into it. The food is on a little shelf my dh built under the coop to keep it from getting wet if it rains.

    Check out my page for pics, in the photos the water is on the ground - now hanging - that was a learning curve!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=27305
     
  3. pixiechick

    pixiechick Songster

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    I keep mine in the run.
     
  4. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    mine are in the run as well. I had mine in the coop but decided they would like it better outside. I just bough a water feeder but need to hang it. It didnt' come like the food one....urgh
     
  5. greenthumbmama

    greenthumbmama In the Brooder

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    Quote:Why do you need to keep the chickens out of the nesting boxes at night?
     

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