When you buy a 50-pound bag of chicken feed, you don’t use it all right away and need to find a place to store it. Although sturdy, the bag will not protect its content from the elements nor hungry rodents. You need a container, a big airtight and critter proof container that will keep the feed fresh, the moisture out, and critters away (and remember raccoons have thumbs!).
There are typically 2 types of food storage containers: a metal can with a tight-fitting lid or heavy-duty plastic bin. If using plastic, select opaque containers and make sure it’s made of food-grade material.
The container can be kept in the garage, a barn, or even outdoors. But keep it far from the coop, you don’t want to attract critters with the unavoidable spills.