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Can you store feed in a chest type deep freeze?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by daniel-delarosa, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. daniel-delarosa

    daniel-delarosa Songster

    Dec 14, 2010
    Seminole, Oklahoma
    Looking to stock up on feed and someone mentioned that I needed to find a broke freezer to store it in so the mice dont get it. Seems like a perfect storage. anyone use one to store their feed in?

  2. Farmnlady

    Farmnlady Hatching

    Jan 3, 2012
    We use old chest freezers and old refrigerators ~ which come in handy if you are storing two types of feed since you can use both the frig and the freezer sections.

    We've used them both under a roof and 'in the weather'. Found out the hard way that broke and free is great, but make sure the seal works well if you don't keep them covered. One batch of sour mash swarming with mealy worms was enough to convince us to spend a few bucks on seals. Lol, the chickens loved the bugs, but I wouldn't want to waste that much feed again to grow some extra protein!
  3. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    It seems to me that storing the feed for a long time in a sealed container would promote spoilage.


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