Storing Feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Whispering Winds, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. I didn't stock up on Alpaca chow this summer, because my feed store buddy told me it will mold with the weather changes. How do you store your chicken feed? I want to have enough on hand, at least 30 days worth so I don't have to drag home one or two bags every other week or so . . .would a freezer work? A broken one, or would that increase the chance of molding? I haven't seen anyone on here say, other than they found bugs in their feed. I figure the chicks would eat the bugs, double the protein! [​IMG]

  2. Megs

    Megs Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    i store my horse feed in a homemade wood container (plywood and 2X4) all year round, just dump the bags in, i use it up in about a month and have never had mould problems.

    i store my chicken feed in plastic garbage cans (i leave it in the bags, just toss them in) in two coops, and just in the bags on the ground in the other coop (my bantams dont bother the bags, they always have a large feeder full)
  3. fasbendera

    fasbendera Songster

    Jan 30, 2009
    I get my meat bird feed 1500# which lasts 8-10 weeks and I store it in the coop stacked up in the bags no problem. My layer pellets I just store in the bag in the coop. Just added a shelf I can store it under so they don't poo on it now which is nice.
  4. I store my chicken feed and scratch, in its bag, in plastic garbage can.

    Keeps bugs & mice out too.

  5. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    I have two galvanized garbage cans, (bought specifically for this, never used for trash!) a large one for layer feed, dumped in loose, the other is smaller and holds a bag of scratch, and a partial bag of sunflower seeds.

    I also have a catlitter pail full of oyster shell, and a tupperware container for a few other stray odds and ends out there.
  6. technodoll

    technodoll Songster

    Aug 25, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    I dump the layer feed in a large plastic bin with a snap-tight cover (I mix two brands to get different textures), and I do the same with scratch in another bin.

    Now that it's so cold, no mold issue to worry about... just the mice and other scavengers, they clean up the crumbs around the bins LOL!

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