Would this 5 gallon bucket be safe to use for a feeder?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gale65, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    dh insists it would be fine if we washed it out. He buys oil for the machinery in 5 gallon buckets. It's new oil but is it even possible to get it all out?
  2. ChickenSahib

    ChickenSahib Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2011
    With soap maybe?
  3. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh I'd definitely use soap, and lots of it. I know when I wash a greasy dish by hand, I almost have to put soap right on it to get all the grease off. I do have a couple of buckets I bought empty so I may rally to use those. When I mentioned making a feeder dh brightened up and said 'we have lots of buckets' and he rarely gets excited about anything chickenny. lol
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    Clean one up and let it dry in the sun for a while then smell it. Should be ok, I'd think.
  5. allpeepedout

    allpeepedout Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2011
    Southern Indiana
    Many people report they can get free food-grade plastic buckets from bakeries, if you want a more palatable alternative.

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