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Is my outdoor building okay for feed storage

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by barneyv, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. barneyv

    barneyv New Egg

    Sep 4, 2014
    Hey guys,
    1. I am new at this
    2. I have been storing my feed in a shed (in NC where summers are hot)
    3. The galvanized trash can where I keep feed hasn't sweated on me but the air temp inside the closed up shed is very warm (like an attic) on hot days.
    4. Is this going to cause spoilage? I just assumed lots of people keep their supplies in outbuildings, barns, garages, etc. as long as they can keep them in varmint proof containers.

  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop

    How much feed are you buying/storing at a time and how long does it take you to feed through a batch?
  3. pdirt

    pdirt Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2013
    Eastern WA
    I think what I've read is if it is quite warm/hot in there, you want to use up the feed soon, 2-4 weeks. You don't want feed sitting in a hot place all summer long. You can also minimize this by making sure your galvanized container also never makes contact with direct sun.
  4. barneyv

    barneyv New Egg

    Sep 4, 2014
    Thank you! It is way too much then. I should probably put the big can somewhere indoors and only keep a few weeks at a time.

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