It has taken us about a year to develop a feed storage that works well for us. Our little kids wouldn't screw the tops on the barrel storage containers, and using a scoop usually resulted in spilled feed. Here is our current method: We have a hitch platform for carrying bicycles & ice chests for tailgating, which we put on the back of our Chuckwagon. All of our animal feeds are in rubbermaids. I use a plastic pitcher that is just the right size for the amount of feed I give each day. The other animal feeds have cups that are just the right size too. It really helps prevent the kids from overfeeding our animals. The wagon is parked near the house, and the barncats like to sleep on it at night. The dog sleeps within a few feet of it, thus no pests have a chance at getting into the feed. It has been great! No mice or raccoons near our feed or chewing through our containers! When it's time to refill the containers, we don't have to bring sacks to every spot on the farm. We were driving the 4-wheeler around every morning and evening to feed, so now we just drive the wagon instead. We have virtually eliminated our pest problem. We haven't seen a mouse, ratsnake, or raccoon since. What method works best for you???