Storing food

Patoot

Songster
9 Years
Aug 20, 2010
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I've been storing the food in the house by the backdoor, but that looks ugly.
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So I got rubbermaid bins with lids and put them just outside the backdoor on the porch. Is that okay or will bugs get in it? I don't live in a real buggy area, but we do have them. No critters like mice can get in there, but I worry about crawly things.

Bree
 

Patoot

Songster
9 Years
Aug 20, 2010
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No squirrels. I wish we did. I love squirrels! I know they can be a pest, but I'm from MA and we had them all over and I even raised some.
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Bree
 

Patoot

Songster
9 Years
Aug 20, 2010
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So no worries about bugs then? I was just concerned about bugs since squirrels aren't an issue. I have seen mice before, but not in years and I will keep an eye out for that.

Thanks.

Bree
 

mdibaugh

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 5, 2010
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I work for Walmart and I get the 5 gallon icing buckets from the bakery. They are available for customers as well. They charge a dollar at my store and come with a lid with rubber seal.
 

ChickensAreSweet

Heavenly Grains for Hens
9 Years
Jun 8, 2010
15,100
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Pacific NW- where the Douglas Firs grow
If you are using your feed rapidly, then you shouldn't have a problem with bugs, IMO. I have some feed in my garage in those bins. But my main bags are in galvanized cans. The rubbermaid ones are just overflow for the "next bag". I mix my own feed and so use a lot of cans and bins.

If you are taking months to use up your bags of feed, then you would need to watch for bugs and mold.
 

snowflake

Crowing
11 Years
Aug 21, 2009
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Belding Michigan
if you pour it into the barrel make sure you empty it completely so the stuff in the bottom doesn't get stale or moldy. I like the 5 gal. pail idea didn't know you could get them at walmart. if you buy them at TSC they are 2.99 and another 1.99 for the lid. something like that any how.
 

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