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  • #248154
    kiwimamakiwimama
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    Hi all, I’m wondering where to get large rodent-proof containers for storing grain, please?

    🙂

    #411755
    osakasuzosakasuz
    Member

    How large?

    #411756

    we have a good quality metal garbage bin for the dog’s food and never had even a cockroach in it, we keep the food in a plastic liner in it.

    #411757
    kiwimamakiwimama
    Member

    I guess to hold something like 10 kilos each, that way they’d be manageable for handling. Thanks!

    #411758

    I use wheelie bins for storing things like chook food, hay etc. They will take a 40kg bag of horse food or a full bale of hay or straw. Never had a problem with rodents getting in. Handy to move about, when we had horses, I would wheel the bin to the car, tilt it over and hook it on the towbar, and then slide the bag of feed in. For smaller quantities, I use metal garbage bins, like R-a.

    P

    #411759
    kiwimamakiwimama
    Member

    Wheelie bins are a good idea!

    I was imagining something airtight too, like those big tins you used to get cabin bread in or something.

    #411760
    marzmarz
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    I use a normal plastic garbage bin for the chook food, kept outside for 12 months and have yet to see a ‘mouse nibble’ on it – takes 20kg bag of feed. Also the local produce store sells white food-grade containers with lids and handles – 20kg for $8.50. Some have labels on them like ‘Sour Cream’ and ‘Ice Cream Mix’. Also saw them at market for $3 – after I’d bought 6 🙁

    We keep molasses and stuff in them for the steers.

    #411761
    GiannaGianna
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    You can buy clean 200 litre plastic drums from some feed stores for about $30.

    #411762

    I had chook food in a normal plastic garbage bin in the shed once, and the rats gnawed holes in the side and got into the feed.

    P

    #411763
    jaymesjaymes
    Member

    many years ago we had the dog biscuits in one plastic rubbish bin and the chook food in another. Then we found the holes from the possums, about 7cm diameter. Now the food is all in galvanised rubbish bins

    #411764
    marzmarz
    Member

    Kookaburra Dreaming wrote:

    I had chook food in a normal plastic garbage bin in the shed once, and the rats gnawed holes in the side and got into the feed.

    P

    I keep ours outside – the rats seem to be too busy in the shed to bother with it, must be warmer in there (and more deadly!) :rip:

    #411765
    zippyzippy
    Member

    Brewing shops have the plastic buckets with air tight lids, the one around here is soo expensive, but it’s worth a try in you area.

    #411766
    zippyzippy
    Member

    Brewing shops have the plastic buckets with air tight lids, the one around here is soo expensive, but it’s worth a try in you area.

    #411767
    GgangGgang
    Member

    for all animal feed we use either an old fridge laying on its back with partitions where the shelves were or an old freezer ( bit big for 10kg bags )

    G

    #411768
    drdreaddrdread
    Member

    old defunct chest freezers or frigs thown on their backs if you have the space

    the best!;)

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