Re-purposed Chicken Feed Bags

I even created art' for my chicken coop by placing the front half of a feed bag in a plastic 16" X 20" frame.
If you are a chicken-keeper, then surely you have gone through more bags of feed, scratch and black oil sunflower seeds than you care to recall. I have a sizable stash of chicken feed bags in my basement waiting to be re-purposed. There are many uses for feed bags, from garden weed blocker to tote bags. I even created art’ for my chicken coop by placing the front half of a feed bag in a plastic 16″ X 20″ frame.I even created art' for my chicken coop by placing the front half of a feed bag in a plastic 16" X 20" frame.Here is my best attempt to date at sewing a tote bag from feed bags. The handles are a little bit odd, but it’s sturdy and spacious. I’m sure I would not be able to recreate this design if I tried. Alas, the seventh grade home economics sewing lessons were lost on me. Here are easy-to-follow instructions for making a feed bag tote.
Here are easy-to-follow instructions for making a feed bag tote.

Pretty feed bag tote with canvas handles,
Pretty feed bag tote with canvas handles,  made for me by Molli Allen. Thanks Molli!

I  may be pushing the envelope a little far with this idea, (pun unabashedly intended) but necessity being the mother of invention, it had to be done.  I forgot to pick up Tyvek® envelopes and I need them to ship a Henbag to Italy one day when it occurred to me that feed bags are at least as sturdy as Tyvek® and as luck would have it, I possess the bare minimum sewing ability to create a fashionable and functional envelope out of one. The postmaster thinks I’m nuts, but that’s just fine with me.
Mailing envelope made from recycled feed bagsMailing envelope made from recycled feed bags

DIY Tater Totes, upcycled feed bag potato patch
Tater Totes, Feed Bag Potato Patch
DIY Tater Totes, upcycled feed bag potato patch
Grow your own potatoes, instructions here.
Repurposed Chicken Feed Bag Christmas Stockings tutorial
Christmas stockings tutorial HERE!

Repurposed Chicken Feed Bag Christmas Stockings tutorial Some other great uses for feed bags are: a tablecloth, garden weed-blocker, place-mats, coop waterproofing, tarp, coop insulation, sick bay crate liner.Some other great uses for feed bags are: a tablecloth, garden weed-blocker, place-mats, coop waterproofing, tarp, coop insulation, sick bay crate liner.

Order your copy of my bestselling book,

The Chicken Chick’s Guide to Backyard Chickens!

Available now on Amazon!

81
Comments

avatar
73 Comment threads
8 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
0 Comment authors
MariaroseNicole VanBuren Miltonfeedsack newbyTheChickenChickJayne Mae Johnson Recent comment authors
Mariarose
Guest
Mariarose

The previous owners of our coops glued polystyrene pink foam insulation to the inside of the coop – of course the hens think it's great for nibbling. So to prevent pecking of the pink, I too stapled grain bags to all the walls in the coop.

Nicole VanBuren Milton
Guest
Nicole VanBuren Milton

We use a shed for our 10×10 coop. In the process of adding R5 insulation. I have to have water in the coop because the older chickens won't let the younger ones out into the run. I have to take those 4 and free range them a few hours a day so they make it outside. We were using sand but I added straw for warmth on top is that not a goos idea?

feedsack newby
Guest
feedsack newby

Feeedsacks also make moving furniture easy. my husband and I moved a fully assembled kingsize poster bed by lifting each leg one at a time and placing a feedsack folded in half under each leg.Was able to slide the bed on the carpet to a new location.

1 13 14 15