Hubby is going to fleet farm today to buy more bedding and starter feed. Right now we are buying 2 five pound bags of feed. I have 5 chicks that are 4.5, 3.5, and 1 week old and the 10 pounds of feed is lasting us 2 weeks. I told Hubby to buy the 50 pound bag, but he says he isn't sure if it will last and is worried that it will spoil. How long does the feed last once opened? I keep it in the house. I was thinking of getting a plastic container like we have for our dog food. The chicks are getting bigger and I've noticed that two of them are eating a lot more. For their treats I wet the starter and have them eat out of my hand. I don't feed them anything else at this time. I'm not sure how fast we will go through the feed now that I added chicks and they are getting older. Fleet farm is 30 miles from our house, so he doesn't get there too often.