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post #11 of 19 Old 09-06-2014, 09:30 PM
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Have some Rubbermaid garbage cans with lids and some steel ones. Also have 11 cats + 1 stray that recently showed up so no problems with mice or rats trying to chew through the plastic ones.
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post #12 of 19 Old 09-06-2014, 09:40 PM
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I have two 30 gallon plastic trash cans. Plastic works for me since I store it at home in my garage- not anything else to attract mice and my cats have access to that area!

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post #13 of 19 Old 09-07-2014, 02:06 PM
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I was going to suggest that if you decide NOT to go with metal, you make sure you
1. Have a secure, raccoon, possum, rat proof storage area AND
2. Working barn cats ----not well-fed house cats vacationing in the barn.
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Thank you for the replies. Looks like I should go with something metal. We don't have cats around and our feed is stored in an open faced room (only three walls) so it isn't critter-proof.
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post #15 of 19 Old 09-07-2014, 11:31 PM
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A non-working chest type freezer works well for storing feed too.
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post #16 of 19 Old 09-08-2014, 09:31 AM
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I keep mine in trash cans in the house. Outside I've had too many bear problems and one problem of the two legged kind. Bales of hay tend to disappear too. One of the reasons I went to large round bales.
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I keep mine in trash cans in the house. Outside I've had too many bear problems and one problem of the two legged kind. Bales of hay tend to disappear too. One of the reasons I went to large round bales.
I went to a large round dog. Solved that problem nicely.
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post #18 of 19 Old 09-08-2014, 09:54 AM
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i went to a large round dog. Solved that problem nicely.
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post #19 of 19 Old 09-08-2014, 08:53 PM
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Would that it were that simple. The bear I don't begrudge being a bear. It's the other thing.
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