Food Storage that eliminates bending

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sommrluv, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. sommrluv

    sommrluv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I know what I want....finding it is the problem!

    I'm curious if there is a wall mount bin or something of the sort, that can hold, say 25 lbs, (or 50 or 75) of feed, and has a hopper or clamshell opening at the bottom that I can than discharge into a feed scoop.

    Similar design to what they keep cereal in at hotels, or coffee grinders at the supermarket. I can't seem to find something.

    I have a form of muscular dystrophy...and I'm really short, so diving into the galvanized trash cans is a pain once the bag hits 3/4 full. I'm also pregnant, so I'm imagining I won't be able to get anywhere NEAR that can in a few months! LOL


    Has anyone seen anything like this? I'm cruising around on farmtek and the internet but not coming up with anything.
     
  2. sommrluv

    sommrluv Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    The big bin looks like a good idea, I hope the OP can get some help with lifting the heavy feed bags, for safety sake since you will be in a delicate state soon. Take care.

    AL
     
  4. ondreeuh

    ondreeuh Out Of The Brooder

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  5. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    What about one of those dogfood bins that mounts on the wall? I believe they fit your description. Might be rough for you to pour in the feed though. Terri O
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I was going to suggest a dog food hopper. I don't know how well they work. I keep our dog food bag in one of those dog food storage bins on wheels. The lid flips up and it holds a 40lb bag. It's low enough that you can reach in while sitting in a chair, when it starts to get low. I don't know if you have room for a little stool or chair of some type in your coop. I sit sideways next to it, while reaching in. If the wall hoppers work okay, that would be ideal, though.
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I don't know some of these businesses, ok? So don't think I'm recommending them:

    At my feed store (not petco) they sold me two plastic bins with lids. They will hold a 50-lb bag of feed upright. They are only as tall as the bag of feed is. I love mine. I dump my feed mix into it and scoop out. If you want to put a bag in, fine. Or just pour the contents in and scoop.
    here it is:
    http://www.petco.com/product/12461/...Storage.aspx?cm_mmc=cj-_-prod-_-feed-_-941417


    This has been discontinued. Maybe you could find something similar:
    http://www.moorepet.com/Pet-Stop-50-Lb-Pet-Feeder-by-Diamond-Feeders-p/diamondfeeders-pf50.htm

    another- I think this is what you were referring to:
    http://www.vetmeddirect.com/sbsite.php?pid=060HCPBIN270&view_printable_item=y

    Here's another:
    http://www.crestviewequine.com/product/SFB150
     
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  8. sommrluv

    sommrluv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That page of rice dispensers certainly has a lot of options. I could waste a bit of time there!

    Thanks for all the suggestions. My husband is the heavy lifter around here, so I'll get him to refill everything. [​IMG]

    He likes the Big bin style. so I think I'll get one for feed, one for corn, and one for dog food. The dog food hadn't even occurred to me...it's in a barrel that's only slightly easier to reach.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  10. sommrluv

    sommrluv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh those big ones are neat, chickensaresweet. We have a pretty large coop that we actually divided in half because it's so big, so I'd have room for a big feeder. Now I'll have to think about it a little, I guess!
     

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