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0010074Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Stockpilespublic2016-11-16 23:572018-06-02 11:11
resolvedunable to reproduce 
0010074: Wont store food in barrels
Dwarves wouldn't store food in barrels. Found the same issue on here from years back. Solution was to dump the nest boxes. That did fix it.
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related to 0004054resolved Toady One Food stockpiles refuse to use barrels. 
Issue History
2016-11-16 23:57saintdiamNew Issue
2016-11-17 00:59PatrikLundellNote Added: 0036054
2016-11-17 13:39LociNote Added: 0036055
2016-11-17 13:39LociAssigned To => Loci
2016-11-17 13:39LociStatusnew => needs feedback
2016-11-17 13:40LociRelationship addedrelated to 0004054
2018-06-02 11:11LociStatusneeds feedback => resolved
2018-06-02 11:11LociResolutionopen => unable to reproduce

2016-11-17 00:59   
The description is rather skimpy on details, and having food in barrels in a fortress using nest boxes is not a rampant issue, so the problem ought to lie in some detailed interaction. What's the relation between the barrels and the nest boxes? Are they stored in the same stockpile, and, if so, what are the stockpile settings? Are the nest boxes built and, if so, are they built in some kind of proximity to the food stockpile? What's the "food" that won't be stored (e.g. the eggs in the nest boxes)?
There is not much hope of finding the cause of the issue without a detailed description of when it happens and/or a save demonstrating the issue.
2016-11-17 13:39   
Presumably you're referring to 0004054. A save would be helpful to diagnose and fix this issue; please upload your save to DFFD ( http://dffd.bay12games.com/ [^] ).