How long will layer food keep in a air tight metal bin????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mystery Peepers, May 12, 2009.

  1. Mystery Peepers

    Mystery Peepers Out Of The Brooder

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    Could anyone please tell me how long layer food will keep in a metal garbage can in my basement?? I don't need to use it until my chicks are a little older. Thanks.

    -M.P.
     
  2. chickens3

    chickens3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good year.
     
  3. If dry...a long time. You could even add a couple of silica packs for moisture prevention.
     
  4. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isn't caution urged with storing feed in metal garbage cans....possibly a problem of condensation forming inside the metal enclosure?

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  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Only if they are outside you do have problems with moisture. Like mine I had to line it with heavy duty garbage bags and it did a good job.

    If inside, it was never a problem.
     

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