How/where do you store your feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tuhraycee, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. tuhraycee

    tuhraycee Out Of The Brooder

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    I've thought about buying one of those horizontal sheds or some sort of Rubbermaid tub with a snap lid to keep outside the coop to store the feed in. Then I thought it would be better to ask what everyone else does and learn from your experience! I know it needs to be waterproof and pest/critter proof.
     
  2. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have 3 chickens, so this may not be an option. But I keep it in the house. At first I had it in a trashcan on the porch--with bungie cord. That drew the raccoons like nobody's business! And raccoons CAN get a bungie cord off, LOL.

    I finally gave up and put it in the house. I have 4 of these stacking bins (PetSmart)--2 of them hold chicken feed (1 for layer pellets, one for scratch--oyster shell and grit on top). Every a.m. I just get what they need for the day and take it out to them when I open up their door. [​IMG]

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  3. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Ga. We keep our feed inside a temperature control tack room. We purchase 1500#s at a time. A local mill mixes it for us. As we open the bags we put it in 5 gal. buckets with lids. I've never had mold,bugs or vermin. NPIP Ga.-1211:D
     
  4. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I keep feed in a metal garbage can, in the coop.
     
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  5. PHILMAN

    PHILMAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep mine in a metal trash can with a bungee cord over the top . Right next to the coop . Much easier and faster to feed them .
     
  6. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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    If I could fit all the feed I buy in those stackables I would, I have never seen those nice.. I use metal trash cans from Lowe's and keep them in my shop.
     
  7. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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    Quote:Also an extra crawfish pot. lol
     
  8. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The stacking bins hold 40-50 pounds each. [​IMG]
     
  10. citybiddies

    citybiddies Out Of The Brooder

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    We only buy 25 lbs at a time which fits perfectly in a plastic 5 gallon bucket w/lid. Stored it in the house while they were chicks, but now have it out on our screen porch.
     

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