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Hi

 

We are storing our layers pellets in their sack, in the cupboard in the back porch which also houses our combi boiler. Theory being that they wouldn't get damp. Now we notice that a mouse has chewed through the sack and there are mouse droppings in the cupboard.

 

We are also storing corn and wild bird feed in the same cupboard but in SMA tins.

 

Where do you store your layers pellets and do they attract mice etc?

 

Any advice appreciated.

 

Thanks

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I transfer my feed to my treadle feeder in the WIR when I get it, my corn etc, I store in a large plastic bin, I've never had any mice issues :D

 

I used to have mice problems pre-chickens, but the girls have sorted that out for me whilst free-ranging :wink:

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I keep mine in a galvanized bin in the basement - I have a few layers of bubble wrap under the bin to keep it off the cold floor which could get damp. Seems to be storing very well....

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I store mine in an earthenware pot, takes about 8kg. I got the pot in Westbury on Trym ages ago because I liked it but have only really found a use for since we became enthalled to ckickens!Its mice and rat proof and keeps the pellets in good condition.

Jackie

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Thanks for all your replies.

We wouldn't have room for a bin in the back porch. Would a metal bin be ok in the garden or should we try to find a spot in the garage?

 

Thanks

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I have both metal and plastic bins in the garden - no problems at all. Buy a quality bin though. Ones with the clip on lids are good or use a bungee to stop the lid coming off

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Thanks for all your advice. Been to B&Q today and bought a metal dust bin and bungee cords.

Will set it all up tomorrow morning.

Many thanks

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Our feeds live in the garage.

We bought five plastic dog-food bins which hold about 30kg, so each take a full sack easily.

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I've got my pellets, crumbs, corn, grit and other bits in large plastic containers I got in a cheap shop, and then they are all inside a plastic garden storage box. I haven't been securing it, but haven't had any problems so far.

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OH brought me a lovely pink bin for Christmas :dance::dance:

Holds 4 sacks of Wiggley wigglers mash, so is huge and lovely at the same time.

Had the same problem with mice but not anymore.

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keep mine in a metal dust bin from Ikea they just hold 25 kg

 

I have 3 of these so far, couldn't manage without them :lol::lol::lol:

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Got my plastic dustbins from Wilkinsons...the lids screw on :D

 

One is filled with pellets the other with poultry spice, rubber gloves, garlic powder etc. They are stored next to the hen house within the free ranging area.

 

Recently bought a large plastic container with a lid from Ikea for ex batt crumbs...very cheap but good quality :clap:

 

They all work very well...no probs with mice or rats so far :pray:

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Got my plastic dustbins from Wilkinsons...the lids screw on :D

 

Sounds like the ones i use, red with a blue screw on lid? I have three of them, stored inside a plastic garden bench/storage thing in the WIR, no probs so far ..... well, apart from the day i left the lid off and came back to find one of my stupidest (or cleverest,) chickens in it scoffing away! :lol:

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Plastic bin with metal clips, bought from a cheap hardware shop (you know the sort of thing, plastic goods all over the pavement outside). It just holds a 25kg sack, and although I have mice in the garage the bin seems to have been sufficient to withstand them.

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