Join Date: May 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Feed storage in boarding barn:
Hello, all. My horse will be moving to a new barn on Saturday and I will be responsible for all feed except for hay. My mare is an extremely easy keeper and she doesn’t get much in the way of ‘specialized feed’. Right now, she has free choice hay and whatever grass she can scrounge up in the field. She also gets a handful of whole oats every day, as a way to entice her to come to me rather than playing tag. Within the next few weeks, I plan to introduce a ration balancer to her diet as well, just to ensure she’s not missing any nutrients.
My question to you is: How do you store your feed? I have space in the feed room, and was considering using Rubbermaid bins or smaller metal garbage cans. However, space is at a premium and I don’t want to take up TOO much space. The bins only need to hold 50lbs of feed at any given time. What do you use and how do you like it? Would you recommend a different storage container?