Hello all, it's been a little while since I've made a post. I have had a dozen chicks for a few years now and I've gotten pretty used to my routine of how I feed them and how to manage them. I have recently added to my flock by 29 new chicks, which means that come spring I will have around 40 full grown chickens. I am having some trouble wrapping my mind around the amount of feed I will need, so here are my questions: About how much feed per chicken per day is understood as normal, or the "standard"? My chickens are in "tractors" so they get plenty of hunting and scratching around the yard, but are still mainly reliant on the feed to sustain them. I need to be able to calculate how much feed I will go through a month. I also am curious to know how much feed per chicken per day is normal just to see if my chickens currently are eating too much or not enough. I keep feed available at all times, but I would still like to know they are getting enough based on the rate I am buying. My next question is, how do you go about storing a months worth of feed for 40 chickens? Everything I've read so far on here is basically people like I have been for the last few years, a dozen or so chickens so maybe 2 bags a month is all you have to worry about keeping dry and critter free. I live on 2.5 acres, and I don't have any kind of barn. Ideally I would like to be able to store it outside. Right now I use a metal garbage can, which will fit 2 bags of feed (still in the bag) I have never emptied it out of the bags into the can to see how much it would hold. Orschelns sales these large black rubber containers that are sold just for the purpose of storing feed outside, but the lids didn't seem very secure at all. Seemed like a strong Oklahoma wind could do a number with the lid. I am just looking for any advice, especially from anyone who had fed this many chickens, and stored the feed fore them!