What size trashcans, will hold a 50 lb bag of feed

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wannabchick, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. wannabchick

    wannabchick Songster

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    I ask this because I want to put some of those steel trashcans with feed and such in one of the coops
    My issue is I don't want to take up so much space

    I saw 6 gallon trashcans that look as if I could mount them on the walls? And fill those with what I need

    But how much does a 6 gallon trashcans hold..if I purchase 50 lb feed bags

    I can't imagine running back and forth from coop to house to coop to house when it's feeding time

    Thank u
     
  2. Knittycat

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    A 10 gallon can should hold 50lbs of feed
     
  3. wannabchick

    wannabchick Songster

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    Quote:Thanks I didn't want to order to large of trashcans if I don't have too

    Mmmnnnnnn,wondering now if I should just get one big one and stick the bags in just one
    Mmmnnnnnn

    Thinking...thinking...thinking...
    Lol
     
  4. dandelionheart

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    Quote:[​IMG] That is what we use.
     
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  5. wannabchick

    wannabchick Songster

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    Quote:[​IMG] That is what we use.

    Thanku....thank u
     
  6. Sorin

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    I bought these trash cans at the TSC and they work perfect, I think they were 18 gallons, but I'm not sure. They always have them there though. When I put my feed in there there is about 3 inches left at the top!
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I use the ones sold at Home Depot (full size trash cans). I have 7 of them in my garage for seeds and grains.
     
  8. weazel922

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    I just bought a 10 gallon and filled it with a 50# bag of feed.

    It does fit, but there is NO room left over at the top. Essentially I'll have to wait until it's completely empty before adding another bag. But I suppose that is easier than trying to reach all the way to the bottom of a full size can to dip food out.

    I got mine at ACE Hardware fro $19.99. The lid has a nice airtight fit and the handle lifts up over the lid and locks it in. So I do like those features.
     
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  9. madmantrapper

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    Be careful not to put new feed on top of old. Old feed will lay in bottom and get stall. Need to rotate the stock.
     
  10. greenriver

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    I like a bigger can that a bag will fit down into standing on end. I dip what I need out of the bag so when I change to another bag there is always a clean can. The last bit in the old bag will fit along side the new bag.
     
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