My vermin proof feed setup I made. (Pictures)

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Rockyriver, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Rockyriver

    Rockyriver Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a metal garbage can holder I made to keep the pest out of my chicken food.
    Each container holds about 200LBS of food.
    The first has scratch in it and the second has laying pellets. The legs of the holder are 16 inches in the ground for extra safety. A metal chain or cable is next to hold the lids down, just as soon as I can figure a way to do it neat.


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    Last edited: Mar 12, 2012
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like you thought about all the ways a raccoon(etc) could get into a trash can.
     
  3. ruralretreatchx

    ruralretreatchx Out Of The Brooder

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    Wonderful!!!!!
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Oh that is gorgeous. I have some of those in the garage on pallets. Yours is much prettier!
     
  5. Nic&Chickies

    Nic&Chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for posting this. We just reinforced the box/building where we keep our feed & scratch, with some thin sheet metal. SQUIRRELS have torn it up! They chewed through the door (after we blocked a vent hole they enlarged, with a prior piece of sheet metal) and chewed holes in the covers of the plastic buckets where we actually store the food. Two mornings in a row, a squirrel jumped [​IMG]out of the scratch bucket!

    I hope that's the end of it, but I've been pricing metal pails and trash cans online, with the idea that I'll need to find another storage solution later.

    I was thinking of attaching two bungee cords to both side handles, twisting them around the handle of the cover. Of course, bungee cords are chew-able, so I actually thought about those wire-like bicycle lock cables. Then, I see you are planning to use chain (or a cable similar to my idea) and you already have the eye-hooks (if that's the right term) I also thought about. It's almost surreal to see "my" ideas already thought out and implemented! [​IMG]
     
  6. mad4horses

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    What a great way to secure your feed. Very nice.
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Very nice. :thumbsup
     
  8. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good job! [​IMG]
     
  9. 92Pony

    92Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks stout! Also hurricane-proof? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    A broken freezer would have taken care of that squirrel or coons. But maybe not to deer or bears.
     

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