Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
I laughed when I saw this thread bc I use small and large coffee cans ALL OF THE TIME to feed the horses and the chickens. With the chickens I feed free choice, so the larger, the better.
As for the horses, you DO realize that cans of coffee are not all 16oz. Anymore?!?
I think what you should do is take a Saturday this winter and measure your cans, both large and small. I would empty your grain, for which you DO have a total weight, into another large container one can at a time. That way you WILL know how many pounds of feed one can will hold.
Also, remember that different grains weigh differently, which I learned when I used to buy oats and corn from an elevator. I would take my empty bags with me, they'd weigh my truck, fill my bags, reweigh and charge me the difference. Oats weigh about 35 pounds/bushel, corn weighs about 56 pounds/bushel, etc. NO we don't use bushels, but they have different volume weight.
Hang on to those cans!! Metal coffee cans are disappearing and being replaced by cardboard. =0