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doganjo

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Re: Feed bins
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2010, 01:01:58 am »
Not a lot I can do about that then.  I can't move the sheds now they are up.  The rats aren't bothering me really and since the burn runs through the garden they are inevitable, but the dogs running through any contaminated water does so i'd prefer they weren't around.  Maybe I just have to keep the dogs lepto jabs up to date and cross my fingers.
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waterhouse

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Re: Feed bins
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2010, 05:34:15 pm »
Get a Jack Russell...

doganjo

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Re: Feed bins
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2010, 06:08:44 pm »
Get a Jack Russell...
Wish I could, but with five gundogs I don't think I could,handle any more.
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TheCaptain

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Feed bins
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2010, 06:10:44 pm »
Air rifle, a torch, some bait (cat food), a warm jacket and a bit of patience!  That combined with my cats and rat trap (really big mouse trap!) soon did away with the problem.

Daveravey

  • Joined Jul 2009
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Re: Feed bins
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2010, 01:43:07 pm »
Has anyone thought about wheelie bins ?

OhLaLa

  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: Feed bins
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2010, 06:04:16 pm »
Bit hit and miss but I've found my best galvanised storage/feeders at the Boot Sales. Other than that it's 'that' auction site or the local small ads. You could try putting a 'wanted' ad up your local feed suppliers.

Wheelie bins are too tall and deep to get feed in/out of easily, but I've found both plastic and metal dustbins work fine (the plastic ones have never been chewed), but problem there is, can easily end up with 6+ of them in a row........

 :farmer:

waterhouse

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Re: Feed bins
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2010, 10:12:00 pm »
Salt/grit bins are excellent if you can find any without raiding the local streets.

Cobra

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Re: Feed bins
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2010, 12:52:17 am »
Great guys and gals. Wheelie bins was an option but as mentioned there a little to deep for me back issue :( Galvanised dustbins damned fine items just needed to upgrade to a bit larger.

Salt bins, theres an idea  :) plastic but pretty heavy gauge stuff Ill take a look around, Urhm not the streets honest  ;) ;D

bigchicken

  • Joined Nov 2008
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Re: Feed bins
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2010, 08:21:09 am »
Get yourself along to a farmers mart. Most do equipment or a farm depletion sales. Ive got two round corrugated iron bins very strong and both under £20 each.
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hartstone

  • Joined Oct 2010
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Re: Feed bins
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2011, 11:28:58 am »
I use wheelie bins , you buy different sizes ranging from £20 - £80

You can move them with ease ;)

waterhouse

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Re: Feed bins
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2011, 06:12:11 pm »
and if you put something in the bottom - we use bottle crates - you don't have to lean in so far

cooper956

  • Joined Dec 2009
Re: Feed bins
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2011, 07:22:32 pm »
still got at least 3 frezers with glass slideing lids for feed bins if anyone wants them before thay go to the tip thay may even work but i wouldnt risk it so all come with plugs and leads cut off but they are free!

little blue

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Re: Feed bins
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2011, 07:31:58 pm »
wheelie bins!

we use the council - provided compost wheelie bin (I keep my compost, thanks) and have just bought a new one as extra storage as the bl**dy rats have got into the shed.

open bags of pig feed go into  a big dustbin with clip-on lid
Little Blue

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Re: Feed bins
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2011, 03:48:07 am »
Why not use a silo .....auger it in the top and get it out the bottom! :farmer:

robert waddell

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Re: Feed bins
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2011, 09:27:52 am »
the tonnage that you are using blonde is far greater than  the majority will be going through in Brittan on this site

 

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