Where do you keep chicken/coop supplies?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rguerra75, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. rguerra75

    rguerra75 Out Of The Brooder

    May 16, 2013
    Our coop isn't near our garage or storage area so I would like to keep some things outdoors. Things like pine shavings, food, along with rakes, shovels, etc. Do others keep things outdoors? Do you use a shed? a storage bench? Keep the things farther away and use a wheelbarrow, etc?
  2. Chicken Happy

    Chicken Happy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2012
    North Idaho
    I do keep the shavings in the shop, which is a bit from the coop, but I have chickens in there too. My shovel and rake are at the coop (now buried in snow), feed is in a trash can (I do not dump the feed in - just keep it in the bag) next to the coop. I do have a rubbermaid garden storage thing next to the coop for first aid, treats, etc. When the snow falls and sticks, I will haul the feed bags and shavings over in my trusty green plastic sled. The chickens are not brave enough to go sledding....someday.
  3. claireschicks

    claireschicks Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 23, 2013
    My things are all in my shed, if you do leave your food outside be careful there isn't a hole in it when it starts to rain it will turn into mash!! Also I would keep the wood shavings indoors [​IMG]
  4. BrickWall Honey

    BrickWall Honey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2013
    Accomac, Va.
    I put a couple of 2x4s up high and use that as a storage loft area. I can slide a bale of straw or bedding and some extra feeders etc.
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  5. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a shed near my coops where I keep food, shavings, I leave my pitch fork just outside the coop door and I keep a kittty litter scoop and a plastic scrapper on a nail in the coop.
  6. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2013
    I have a Rubbermaid trash can on wheels that I keep feed, scratch, oyster shell, etc. it snaps shut but I need to comeup with a way to keep squirrels, raccoons and opposing out during the winter.
    I also kept one nest box that I use for storage of tools and smaller bags of treats.
    Rakes and shovels are leaning against the coop.
  7. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2012
    North Texas
    Our coop is an 8 x 12 shed. There is a wall constructed of hardware cloth (with opening full-size door) set back about two feet from the double shed doors. -metal trash bin is on one side which contains the feed. A board with clamps is along the other side. It holds a rake, hoe, scraper, broom w/dust pan, and gloves. We have shelves running the length of the shed on each side. -keep our oyster grit and extra waterers/feeders here. Two metal trash bins are directly behind the coop. This is where the compost is contained. Hay and pine shavings are kept in containers in the garage.
  8. gilcamp4

    gilcamp4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2013
    we kept ours in the coop last winter in the metal cans but they started to roost on top of it, now I have a shed I put them in, all things are in there, I do not keep to much hay other then what I use in coop, if I buy a bail I put it all in the coop plus rabbit cage, we had a bad case of mice and found a dead rat, so we which.
  9. chickenkeeper12

    chickenkeeper12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2012
    I keep my supplies in a very small shed down by my coop because it is around 100 yards from my house. I got it from my local feed store for $235. Here are some pictures.

    I have the feed in the large bin on the left, then the bird seed treat on top of the shavings, then another feed in a bag, I also have a treat combination in a little bin which is on a little table over my solar unit converter and battery. That's it. Thanks
  10. sn0wwhite

    sn0wwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2013
    I have a galvanized trash can with the lid bungee cord secured for their feed, and I have a large Rubber Maid storage tote on wheels that has a bale of hay, treats, sweet PDZ, DE, Bluekote and some other miscellaneous things in it outside their coop on the patio under my deck. It's right next to the coop. My rake and holey shovel (for shaking poo out of the sand) are hung on the side of my coop by some robe hooks that I attached to it.

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