Good," air tight" feed container??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Wyleiria, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. Wyleiria

    Wyleiria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2013
    Ok, so I have had my feed in a few different things.

    First, I tried food grade buckets. I could only find 5 gallon buckets, which doesn't hold a lot of feed and puts me in a bind of what to do with the rest of the feed in bags. Plus, it was really hard to get the lids off those buckets, and as a twice a day thing, soon became quite tedius.

    Then I tried plastic bird seed container. I believe it was a ten gallon container, which was NOT air tight and allowed spiders to get in it! Then, a mouse or some kind of rodent chewed the lid, so that was the end of that.

    Now, I am using a metal bird seed container with a lid. You can get it at tractor supply, and I believe it is 20 gallons. However well it works for rodents, moths have invaded my feed! I put some food grade diatemacious earth in it, and although I do not see any more moths, there is still those stringy, spider web type things in my mash feed. This was expensive organic mash, so I am continuing to feed as I read that moths wont hurt.

    With winter coming up, it soon will not be a problems, but how do you guys keep bugs from your feed?! Moths have also invaded my BOSS, wheat, and scratch mix that I left in bags on high shelves in my RV hanger.

    [​IMG] Someone help me, please!
  2. klutz347

    klutz347 New Egg

    Apr 6, 2012
  3. LakeMomNY

    LakeMomNY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2014
    I also use 5 gallon buckets with Gamma Lids.

    I can fit a 50lb bag of feed into two.

    Work great, easy to open (my 6 year old can do it) raccoon proof.
  4. Wyleiria

    Wyleiria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2013
  5. pdirt

    pdirt Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2013
    Eastern WA
    We use a 30 gallon galvanized trash can. I doubt the lid is 100% airtight, but it's tight enough to keep any critters out of it, including insects. The lid is not hard to take off at all, but still makes a firm seal. We bought this brand new so the only thing that's been stored in it has been the feed.

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