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I would like to stock up on feed for the winter and I am wondering how to store a 100plus pounds of chicken feed so the mice dont get it.
 

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If you're only getting 100lbs. of feed, it should store quite nicely in a metal trashcan.
 

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We store our feed in Rubbermaid containers (for less amounts) or heavy duty trashcans.
 

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I also use a rubbermaid container. It holds a little more that 50 # but not 100#. A big trash can sounds good.
 

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Make sure to use a metal trash can with a bungee cord to keep the lid tight - chipmunks, red squirrels and rats will chew through a conventional (even heavy duty) plastic trash can. Trust me, know from experience <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Otherwise old freezers work GREAT for storing larger amounts of feed. Keeps it dry and keeps rodents out. If raccoons are an issue, you can always put a pad lock on the freezer as well.
 

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Metal trash cans work great, but I've heard they can sweat and ruin the feed. I've never had that problem so maybe it depends on climate.<br><br>
Squirrels chewed through all of our plastic cans, too- and the duct tape repairs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Steel or heavy plastic food grade barrels (they cost about $10) and work excelltent. We store large amount in them year round.<br>
When you put the feed away in them get some food/feed grade diotamatous earth and mix in the feed/or on top to keep the bugs out of it. (you can get this at any feed store by specail request.
 

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ditto the metal... my mom has had various animals chew thru the rubbermaid. She only uses metal trash cans now.<br><br>
This from the one who has the bag currently just sitting in the barn.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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100 lbs is only two standard bags! That doesn't last very long at all. We've always dumped the feed bags in basic Target plastic bins w/ snap covers and we've *never* had a problem.<br><br>
If we had to sore larger amounts, we would use metal containers.
 
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