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Food in same shed as chickens?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickenbaguette, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're going to get a shed for our chickens, and since we only have six we're thinking of splitting it in two and using one half for the perches and the other for the food and bedding, with a divider in between (so the chickens can't get into the food and the food can't get into the chickens).

    Just wondering what your views are on this? I don't know if this is a bad thing to do for some reason?

    Thanks!
     
  2. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will work just fine. I didn't even divide my coop. I simply put the feed in metal trash cans and I just keep one bale of shavings and keep a piece of plywood on that to keep point toe nails from poking holes in the bag.
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    My coop is set up like that.....1/3 of the space is for storage and 2/3 for the bird's living space. That's what I would recommend. The more room, the better for your flock, even if it's a small flock.

    I keep my food and scratch grains in an aluminum trash can with a lid, to keep the predators out. I also keep my straw or wood shavings in the storage room of the coop, along with any feed dishes or chicken accessories that I need.
     
  4. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thank you! I'm glad to hear that [​IMG]
    But don't trash cans have holes in the bottom? I need some feed bins :L
     
  5. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, mine don't. I bought the galvinized cans, bit pricey but I've had them since 1993 and other than the chicken poop stains on the lid still good as new. ;-)
     
  6. ZoeZoo

    ZoeZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have our feed in metal trash cans, and though we have the chickens and feed seperate, we could easily keep the feed with the chicks if we had to [​IMG]
     
  7. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok! I'll look them up. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  8. sfh11

    sfh11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I also keep my feed in metal trash cans and seperate from the chickens.
     
  9. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok! Thanks [​IMG]
     
  10. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep feed and treats in metal trash cans right in the coop, I just carry a couple bags of feed out every other week and dump them in. The chickens sometimes roost and poop on the trash can cover but that's the only problem I've encountered with that setup.
     

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