Dumb Question re: Plastic storage bin

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Spinster_Sister, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Spinster_Sister

    Spinster_Sister Songster

    Nov 9, 2009
    Hawthorne, CA
    OK, I order my chicken feed from Countryside Natural in Virginia and they ship it in a heavy brown paper sack inside of a brown box. I want to put the food inside a plastic kitty litter bucket and my mother says the food needs air or it will go bad.

    What is your opinion? I am afraid of keeping it in the paper bag/box because of mice....but Mom insists that the kitty litter plastic bucket will spoil the food much quicker.

    Common sense told me to post my question here ....

    So Paper or Plastic?? [​IMG]
  2. Chick CJ

    Chick CJ Songster

    Dec 27, 2009
    I keep both feed and scratch in those plastic pet food bins. I have never had it go bad.
  3. smileybritches

    smileybritches Songster

    keep mine in plastic bins, never had any spoil.[​IMG]
  4. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Double ditto. Plastic bins, both food and scratch.
  5. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    I repackage mine in washed out kitty litter jugs for more managable transport from the gargage to the coop.
  6. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    I keep mine in big rubbermaid totes. I would think that keeping it in the bag could draw moisture and rodents. As long as you keep the bin covered and latched, no moisture should get in and rodents won't be able to get in.
  7. ekemily

    ekemily Songster

    Mar 8, 2010
    Fairhope, AL
    I put my feed in galvanized trash cans so that rodents can't get to it. We keep our feed in the barn. I've never had a problem with moldy food. They eat it up so fast, I don't know if it would have time to mold! [​IMG]
  8. erin76

    erin76 Chirping

    May 17, 2010
    Battle Ground, WA
    I keep mine in an airtight pet food container, looks just like it came out of the bag, no spoilage issues at all.
  9. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Just make sure that you use all of the old food in the bin before adding new food, otherwise the "leftover" old food may get stale or buggy. I put the whole bag inside a metal trash can so that it makes it easier to rotate out the old and in the fresh food.

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