Food Storage Ideas Needed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mountainbunny, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. mountainbunny

    mountainbunny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have a shed or other indoor space to store my chicken feed. I buy 50lb bags of layer crumble for my hens and currently have to just leave it outside with a heavy rock on top of the bag to keep it "sealed" shut. Obviously this is not optimal for Keeping rain water and other elements out. Any suggestions for easy economical storage container solutions for keeping at least 50lb of feed safe and dry?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi there :frow

    I use a couple of bins like these for storing feed outside ~

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    The lid clips down so they can't blow off and it keeps critters out.
     
  3. mountainbunny

    mountainbunny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mind if I ask where you found them? I live in a small town with limited retailer choices. Those look great.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry, never thought. I'm over in the UK so got them from a little DIY store near to me.

    Could you order online? I'm sure Amazon have them on.
     
  5. mountainbunny

    mountainbunny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd rather buy local. I look to see if I can find something similar in stores around town or see what others suggest. They do look great though. Thanks.
     
  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    A simple trash can with a locking lid like Yorkshire Coop posted shouldn't be too hard to find... what are your store options near you? Might help to know that to give more suggestions... :)
     
  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    I bought one of those metal garbage cans with the lid to put my feed in. Rain and animals stay out, as it would be hard for them to try to chew through the metal.
     
  8. mountainbunny

    mountainbunny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have way mart. Various hardware stores and a few feed supply places like tractor supply and Atwood's so I figure I can look at those places.
     
  9. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    You are most welcome :D
    I can understand wanting to buy local and I always try but I'm a bit of an Amazon addict especially with next day shipping!


    Sounds like a plan :highfive:
     
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  10. Ravynscroft

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    The feed stores like TSC and Atwood's usually do carry some feed storage bins, at the least ones meant for dog food... but would probably be cheaper for you to find a secure trashcan... good luck and hope you find what you need! :)
     
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