Get tips and tricks from THE EXPERTS for Building and looking after your Chicken Coop. Easy Access to Feed and Water: Feeders and waters should be placed conveniently throughout the pen for birds' access. Place the bottom of the waterers and top lip of the feeders at the birds' back height. This will keep the feed and water clean and prevent wastage. When possible, place the waterer in the outside runs. This helps to keep the humidity level lower inside the coop.