Why don't I see more inside-the-coop feed storage bins?

bryan99705

Songster
8 Years
May 16, 2011
1,470
12
131
North Pole, Alaska 99705
When I built, I was going to have a feed room but opted for a built in lidded bin to set the feed sacks into. I don't see people planning a secure critter proof storage beside a occational galvinized trashcan.
 
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gale65

Songster
9 Years
Aug 19, 2010
1,875
30
161
north central indiana
My Coop
I would love to do this but our coop is too small. I am thinking of buying or building a wooden chest type thing (I see them at the 4H fair a lot) to keep feed in but would still need it in a trash can or something inside there because it wouldn't be waterproof.
 

natrgatr

Chirping
10 Years
May 24, 2009
123
1
99
Columbia City, IN
I'm using a defunct old chest freezer for my feed storage....water-tight, rodent/pest resistant. You can add a hasp/padlock for extra security, if needed.
 

ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
13,295
67
291
SC
I can think of 3 good reasons right away - mice, rats and roaches! I use galvanized trash cans, under a shelter away from the runs.
 

7L Farm

Songster
9 Years
Jul 22, 2010
4,635
70
231
Anderson, Texas
Takes up valuable room that's needed for the birds. Especially in the winter when their sometimes locked up for days at a time. I have two metal trash cans in front of my coop.So far they work & the feed has stayed dry & no predators have gotten in. I use a buggy chord to secure the lid.
 

NonnasBabies

Muddy Acre Farms
10 Years
Sep 20, 2009
12,375
6,562
526
Pride, La.
Same here! 2 Galvanized trash cans, the only thing extra I do is place them on 2 landscape timbers to keep them off the ground to prevent moisture! My coop has a dirt floor. No problems so far!
 

CelticOaksFarm

Family owned, family run
10 Years
Sep 7, 2009
12,307
263
323
Florida - Space Coast
All of my feed and hay are stored in. 20x20 building with a/c in it. Each feed is stored flat in it's bag on shelves until opened and dumped into a trashcan with lid. All cans are labeled so there is no confusion from chick starter, game bird, layer crumble ect. Makes for easy storage and easy inventory.
 

MustangGal

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 3, 2011
45
1
24
I ordered another metal building last night. 14x10. We are going to put a couple small (pygmy) goat stalls, a stachion for milking and feed storage, plus hopefully room for a few bales of hay. We have another location to store more hay.
 

AlienChick

Crowing
Apr 9, 2010
2,917
116
251
Glasgow, KY
I was reluctant to buy the Galvanized trash cans because I thought the feed would get moist inside.

I'm glad to hear they work.

I'd like to get one for my feed and keep the can outside next to the coop, if that works.


 

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