Several months ago my husband was eating out with the kids and a donation of $2 to the local fire department got you a 5 gallon bucket with lid. I already had several 2-3 gallon buckets from the local bakery that worked for various things but really wanted a 5 gallon to store food. The problem is… This big, beautiful, fire engine red bucket was previously used to store pickles and I can’t get rid of the smell. I’ve tried soaking, putting it in the sun/snow/rain, soaking for an entire week, using it to store bedding, soaking again and back out in the sun but it still smells like pickles! If it bothers me this much, will it bother the chickens to eat pickle flavored food?