Looking for container

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Strikefalcon, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Strikefalcon

    Strikefalcon Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been looking for a container to place by our coop to hold supplies. so we (wife) doesn't have to lug everything to and fro the coop.
    It would need to hold 2 40 lb bags of feed 1 of grit and wood chips. so I was looking for 30" h x 18" d x 48" h that opens from the top. Anyone know of Model numbers and manufactures.

    Thanks

    Loren
     
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  2. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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  3. andbab

    andbab Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use an old freezer that doesn't run anymore. I got it for free from someone on the classifieds, they even delivered it. The best part is that it is mouse proof.
     
  4. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    big plastic totes or cooler work well
     
  5. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This may give you ideas to start with. http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/Pages/Category.aspx?CatName=Outdoor

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    did this a few years ago when I had to store a lot of playground balls, hula hoops, etc for a youth group. Some have a hole for a padlock, very handy. Make sure you look at design for places small critters can enter. The one I purchased has doors on the front so you can open the whole thing up. The top that lifts up has two doors so you can open half at a time. It's fine for indoor use, but I could see rodents having a field day with it if I stored feed in it by the coop.

    Good luck, and let us know what you find.
     
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  6. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    I use a 40 gallon plastic garbage can. Not sure if yours is protected inside a run or not. If not, critters may chew on it so you might want to invest in a metal one.

    Mine is inside the garage.
     
  7. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    Home Depot has totes of every color. I bought one for $5 that holds 100 lbs of pellets.

    However, someone on this site found an actual feed container with lids that open on 2 sides (as I remember) at one of the Mega Low Mart type stores.
     
  8. Strikefalcon

    Strikefalcon Out Of The Brooder

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    Went with 3 30 gal steel cans and 1 15 gal steel can.
     
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