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I am curious as to how much feed those of you who live in remote areas keep on hand for the winter .....that is excluding hay.  So we compare apples and apples, a how many month supply?  I try to have 4 months of feed up in mid November.  I also try to have a 6 month supply of hay.
 
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I keep about a month, but I literally pass the feed mill on my way to work daily..... rodents are a problem with bigger supplies.
 
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I don’t live in a very remote area, just off the beaten path.

On feed, it depends on what it is:

Miscellaneous grains for all critters and treats for cows at milking: two months or so

Broilers feed: all of it for one batch, usually three months (I raise Freedom Rangers)

Hay: pretty much a whole year supply

As for storage of grains, whether is bought or grown here, I have a shipping container I use. Best ever idea. Water proof, rodent proof, critter proof.  It’s almost too tight, lack of ventilation can be an issue, but definitely not a deal breaker.
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