Storing Food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by brendaolson, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. brendaolson

    brendaolson Chillin' With My Peeps

    61
    1
    59
    Apr 2, 2015
    North Idaho
    I'm looking to buy food in bulk. I'm wondering if there is a better way to store the feed. I'm thinking about 55 gallon drums. Does it matter if they are plastic or metal? Thank you.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    41,378
    35,831
    856
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
    I'd recommend metal...rats can chew through plastic.
     
  3. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

    3,460
    1,843
    256
    Jul 24, 2016
    Surrounded by the Amish
    metal and off the ground would be best i think
     
  4. Leihamarie

    Leihamarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    236
    86
    91
    Jul 28, 2016
    San Diego
    I use the galvanized metal pail with a lid. I think it's by Miller or Behren's it looks like this:

    [​IMG]

    So far, no pest issues inside the feed! :-D
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by