We are planning to have 8-10 chickens and don't have any sense of how much space the supplies (feed, shavings, what else?) will take up. We plan on doing the deep litter method, so I don't think we'll be changing the bedding that often, but don't know how often you add more shavings between cleanings.
We have lots of animals in the area so I assume we will need to keep feed in a metal trash can, but how do you store the bedding etc? Does that need to be in a metal bin as well, or will mice not really bother with it so we could keep in it plastic. Is it ok to have the bins just out next to the coop or should they be in the run? We don't really want to have to make the coop big enough to include storage space inside (we are planning a 4x8 coop and an attached run for a total of 8x15)
Any other thoughts on storage?