Storing feed/seed in winter

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BriardChickens, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. BriardChickens

    BriardChickens Songster

    Jul 9, 2014
    Northern Alberta
    At the moment my chicken feed/seed is in clean garbage cans outside beside the chicken coop.

    Our winters here are extremely cold and long. Winter is ~6 months long and it can go down to -35°C (-31F) easily. With the current feed storage solution should I be concerned that the feed will loose nutrition and that my seeds will no longer sprout?

    Any advice?
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    You need to move your feed cans out of the weather for sure. Put them on the porch if you have to. Your feed will not lose nutrition unless you have like 500 pounds of it and won't use up the last of it for quite a few months.

    I'm confused when you say "...and that my seeds will no longer sprout".....huh?
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2014
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    My feed is in metal garbage cans up on bricks in the chicken house. I buy enough for about a month at a time max, to keep it fresh. Under cover, not exposed to rain. Mary

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