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        06-09-2010, 05:38 AM
    We use a large chest freezer for our main grain, and use garbage cans with lids for others. I secure the cans with a bungee cord across cause we have a mini that thinks she is Houdini...lol
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        06-09-2010, 07:16 AM
    We use metal garbage cans w/lids. We tried plastic, and although the cats took care of the small rodents, they couldn't keep up with all the squirrels (we have lots) that would chew through the plastic.
        06-09-2010, 07:24 AM
    I have a combination feed and tack room. Which is actually a stall as far as its construction goes.

    Grain is kept in several different containers but mainly I use some stainless steel bins that Mr. AB made. They hold 100lbs of pelleted feed each.

    Right now I have a barn guest and did not have anymore grain containers so his feed is in a couple of Rubbermaid toters.

    The horses can not get into the feed room unless they learn how to open a stall latch (twice, first to get out of their stall and then to get into the feed room). Rodents.... They can not get into my stainless steel containers and have not tried to get into the Rubbermaid containers. I think the cats dry food being in the same room limits the rodents ability to spend too much time invading.
        06-09-2010, 11:05 AM
    We ahve a hay shed that we stack all our hay in, and then special stuff like grain and pellets are kept in their bags in the corner of that. Nothin' special...I have a knife stuck in the side of the barn wall that I use to open the bags but that's about it. Why spend money on containers that do us no use?
        06-09-2010, 11:08 AM
    Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
    Why spend money on containers that do us no use?
    The containers tend to help with keeping the rodents out.
        06-09-2010, 11:10 AM
    Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
    Why spend money on containers that do us no use?
    Keeping out rodents, other furry critters, and bugs are the reason people use containers.

    I'm fairly certain Oregon isn't free of any of those pests, and if they get into your grain stores they'll have to be discarded.

    I'd rather pay once for a container, than have to continually replace feed because I didn't think ahead.
        06-09-2010, 12:03 PM
    I have a couple of garbage cans. One for horse food and the other for cat food. I've never had a problem with rodents, which as someone else said may be due to the barn cats being fed all around the feed bins. Not terribly worried about the horses getting out and getting into the horse feed either. They'd have to be pretty talented with the current gates. Heck I have problems opening it sometimes.
        06-09-2010, 03:32 PM
    Green Broke
    I keep his cubes in their bag, in a bin and the supplements tucked down the side. The bin is pastc with a lid, we keep it in the tack room.
        06-10-2010, 10:48 PM
    Were I keep my horse at, they have a feed room and all of the grain is in plastic garbage cans (we have no problem with rodents getting into them) then the boarders have a metal garbage cans, and then the vitamins are in a metal garbage can, and so is the beet pulp.
        06-12-2010, 04:55 PM
    In metal garbage cans set along one wall. I don't have a feed room, so that's the next best thing for me.

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