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Bulk Seed in Blue Barrel? (1 Viewer)

Mike McCrea

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United States
This is more of a specific seed container source than an actual seed/feed question.

We have multiple feeders outside the house; seed feeders, suet feeders, hummingbird feeders and an oriole feeder.

We go through a LOT of seed, and I make my own custom seed, nut and fruit mix in 50lb batches. A few years ago I spotted a blue barrel with a locking ring in the back of a UPS truck and asked if I could see the shipping label. It was from some bird seed company and I wrote down the name. And promptly lost it. I have Googled every possible variation of “bulk bird seed blue barrel” to no avail.

I use those blue barrels, 30 liter barrels and 45L barrels, even a 60L, which gets heavy, for other purposes. They are hard to find used, and pricey new. I would like to rediscover that bulk seed source that is shipped in those blue barrels.

I don’t much care about the initial quality of the seed, I’ll probably enhance it. Even a 20 liter blue barrel would suffice. I’m not interested in other seed containers, boxes or bins, just the blue barrels with locking lid rings.

Any help would be much appreciated.
I used to work next to a factory that made jam and marmalade.
They had, literally, hundreds of those barrels. They arrived full of fruit of various types.
I believe they reused them as much as possible but they certainly sold some off as well.

Don’t know if you have a similar factory near you but it might be a lead.
Well Mike what part of the US do you reside in. In most parts there are retailers selling a complete line of barrels and associated products. I'm in Galveston county Texas and have one just a few miles down the road on Hwy 146.

I’m currently on the Isles of Scilly but actually live in northern England.
I thought the England flag 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 below my name might have given it away !!

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