galvinized trash can storage / plastic storage for feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenma, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. chickenma

    chickenma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some one told me that it is better to storage the chicken feed in galvined storage bin then plastic storage bins.
    The plastic bins would let something in the feed that will go into the chicken and eggs. That's not good for us to eat.
    Is there anybody here that knows something about this.
    I have done some research online but it is not really clear.
    Any body that can help me out here? [​IMG]
    Before I run to the store and buy galvinized storage.
    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Ivagrovegirl

    Ivagrovegirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't heard of this but it sense. I would use galvanized just because vermin can chew through plastic even with your best perserverance.

    Emily:)
     
  3. 1shelby1

    1shelby1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes,go get the galvanized. Rats chew clear through any heavy duty plastic.Then you also need a bungie cord to fasten lid on! [​IMG]
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I use galvanized cans. Rats and mice in your barn can chew through the rubber ones far easier than the metal ones.
     
  5. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

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    Oh man, mine are all in plastic :mad: I guess time will tell if I need to change over to galvanized. Live and learn [​IMG]
     
  6. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote for galvanized. Thats what i have always used
     
  7. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use food grade plastic drums. They work great.
     
  8. birdnutz

    birdnutz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't find metal,plastic only slows them down. I'm searching for an old chest style deep freeze on free cycle.
     
  9. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Somewhere I read that the galvanized cans sweat and cause the food to spoil. I sure can sympathize with the rat problem. I had terrible ones here for awhile. Now there are 4 feral cats. Not so many problems like that now. Jean
     
  10. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have used big plastic Rubbermaid containers for years without any problem.
     

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