This will be our first winter with our girls. We have always kept their feed in the coop along with water both inside and out. After reading so many posts it seems most people keep their food outside, not in. We have found a feeder on this site we want to make but will not have room in the coop for it.....our girls have gotten much bigger then we expected, and we ended up with 1 more then originally planned, you know, chicken math. The coop will be a 'close fit' on nasty days. Planning on an addition this spring. My questions are, do we need to have food/water both inside and out & is it ok to feed them a 12% sweet feed as a treat? A friend has given us a whole bag he is not using. And finally, will chickens eat snow?