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

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bryan99705, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    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. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2011
  2. gale65

    gale65 Songster

    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.
  3. natrgatr

    natrgatr Chirping

    May 24, 2009
    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.
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    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.
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

    Jul 22, 2010
    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.
  6. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    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!
  7. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    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.
  8. Horizon Structures

    Horizon Structures Official BYC Sponsor

    Jul 1, 2009
    Atglen, PA
    Quote:WOW, what a luxury to have A/C storage! [​IMG]
  9. MustangGal

    MustangGal In the Brooder

    May 3, 2011
    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.
  10. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    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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