Another lesson learned the hard way. Store your chicken feed in something other than a plastic trash can. Over the past few nights something has been getting into our chicken feed. I’m pretty sure it’s a raccoon. Whatever it is has been knocking the lid off and tearing apart the bag inside. Then the rain, which hasn’t stopped for days now, has been filling the can all night until we replace the lid again in the morning.
Now we have a bunch of moldy chicken feed. It was all clumped together (and very stinky), which actually made it easier for me to separate the good from the bad.
My husband (you gotta love the man) passed a large metal trash can on the side of the highway the other day and actually went back, risked his life as he dashed across the lanes to the median, and grabbed the much needed garbage can just for the purpose of storing the chicken’s food. The things we do to save a buck!
So, today I made it my goal to get the yucky feed out of the old can and get the clean feed into the new water/pest proof container. Much better. Unfortunately, there didn’t happen to be a lid sitting on the side of the road as well. So, for now, I have a sheet of wood with a cinder block as the cover. Watch that raccoon come back and knock it off too! Maybe I’ll luck up and come across a metal lid that fits 😉 Anyways, it was still a blessing.
Hopefully this will keep the critters and moisture out.