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edessex

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • Nr. Stansted Airport, Essex/Herts
    • Horticultural Services
Feed Storage Bins?
« on: February 19, 2013, 07:21:52 pm »
I've been looking for some small waterproof storage bins for poultry feed.  I've seen a few blue plastic barrels about 30ltr, the ones often converted to pheasant feeders.

They seem to go for about £7ea at auction, is that a good price, or can I get them cheaper elsewhere?

Other suggestions on what I could use are welcome!  Must be waterproof, and preferably rodent resistant!

ZaktheLad

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Thornbury, Nr Bristol
Re: Feed Storage Bins?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 07:38:03 pm »
I use standard (not wheelie bins) plastic dust bins with lid for my animal feed!

edessex

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • Nr. Stansted Airport, Essex/Herts
    • Horticultural Services
Re: Feed Storage Bins?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 08:45:55 pm »
I was after something a tad smaller and tougher really... I'm good at breaking things and the plastic dustbins I've used before are a bit flimsy...

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Feed Storage Bins?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 08:46:50 pm »
I use metal dustbins. It works for me
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

goosepimple

  • Joined May 2010
  • nr Lauder, Scottish Borders
Re: Feed Storage Bins?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 08:54:13 pm »
yes, we've got big black bins with metal clip handles to secure the lid but also wee-er metal bins with a lid - remember if your bins are empty-ish and it's windy you might lose them or the lids.
registered soay, castlemilk moorit  and north ronaldsay sheep, pygmy goats, steinbacher geese, muscovy ducks, various hens, lots of visiting mallards, a naughty border collie, a puss and a couple of guinea pigs

kaz

  • Joined Jul 2008
  • Ceredigion
  • Dust yourself off when life throws you down.
Re: Feed Storage Bins?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 10:29:34 pm »
Just be aware with plastic dustbins, squirrels and dare I say it rats will chew through the plastic to get to the feed even if you think they are in a safe area. I have known rats to chew through concrete to get to food.
 Galvanised dustbins are far better, but of course more expensive.
Penybont Ryelands. Ystwyth Coloured Ryelands.  2 alpacas, 2 angora goats, 2 anglo nubian kids, 3golden retrievers a collie and a red fox labrador retriever, geese, ducks & chickens.

YorkshireLass

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • Just when I thought I'd settled down...!
Re: Feed Storage Bins?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013, 10:51:31 pm »
Dead fridge, on its back  :thumbsup:

colliewoman

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  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Pilton
  • Caution! May spontaneously talk rabbits!
Re: Feed Storage Bins?
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013, 11:22:56 pm »
Dead chest freezers here! Rodent proof, weather proof and goat proof. Goat proof is really quite an accomplishment :thumbsup:
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YorkshireLass

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • Just when I thought I'd settled down...!
Re: Feed Storage Bins?
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2013, 11:37:39 pm »
If you get a fridge/freezer you can be all fancy and have seperate compartments for things...  ::) ;D

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Feed Storage Bins?
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2013, 12:46:34 am »
Dead chest freezer. OH complained at more 'junk' but happy now all bags are stored safely away.
I do have 1 blue barrel for layers pellets down in the hen hut for convenience.

in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Feed Storage Bins?
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2013, 12:21:46 pm »
Metal dustbins with wire contraptions to hold the lids on ...... otherwise the squirrels throw the lids off.  ::)




colliewoman

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Re: Feed Storage Bins?
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2013, 02:46:41 pm »
Dead chest freezer. OH complained at more 'junk' but happy now all bags are stored safely away.
I do have 1 blue barrel for layers pellets down in the hen hut for convenience.

Paint them to look pretty, then they aren't junk but 'upcycled, bespoke farming utensils'  ;D ;D
We'll turn the dust to soil,
Turn the rust of hate back into passion.
It's not water into wine
But it's here, and it's happening.
Massive,
but passive.


Bring the peace back

edessex

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • Nr. Stansted Airport, Essex/Herts
    • Horticultural Services
Re: Feed Storage Bins?
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2013, 03:23:30 pm »
I doubt I'll get away with an old fridge!  Currently battleing a clean up notice from the council...

Hassle

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Lincolnshire
Re: Feed Storage Bins?
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2013, 05:04:26 pm »
Get some old freezers and put all your junk inside then council is happy and feed is safe ... Win win

edessex

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • Nr. Stansted Airport, Essex/Herts
    • Horticultural Services
Re: Feed Storage Bins?
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2013, 03:43:23 pm »
Council won't be happy with an old fridge!  Might get away with it if I put it in a shed...

 

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