Re-purposed Chicken Feed Bags

Upcycled Feed Bags Uses - The Chicken Chick®

If you are a chicken-keeper, then surely you have gone through more bags of feed than you care to recall. I always have empty feed bags on hand and have no shortage of uses for them!

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Feed bag framed Art | The Chicken Chick®
Framed feed bag art for my chicken coop

COOP ART. 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.

feed bag art

DROPPINGS BOARDS LINERS. Staple empty feed bags onto droppings boards underneath roosts to facilitate the removal of droppings from the coop daily to ensure a dry, clean, healthy environment for chickens.

Staple empty feed bags onto the walls behind the roosts. It's much easier to replace soiled feed bags than it is to scrape chicken poop off the walls!

Staple empty feed bags onto the walls behind the roosts. It’s much easier to replace soiled feed bags than it is to scrape chicken poop off the walls!

FEED BAG FLOWER POUCH. View the video tutorial for these adorable feed bag flower pouches on my Facebook page at this link!

TOTE BAG: Here is my best attempt to date at sewing a tote bag from feed bags. It’s sturdy and spacious, but as I am barely competent to drive a sewing machine, I have no tutorial to share. I totally punted.

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!
Mailing envelope made from recycled feed bags

SUBSTITUTE TYVEK MAILING ENVELOPE: I forgot to pick up shipping envelopes for mailing merchandise to Italy one day when it occurred to me that feed bags are at least as sturdy as Tyvek®, so out came the sewing machine again!

TATER TOTES” POTATO GROW BAGS: Learn how to grow potatoes in a feed bag HERE!

DIY Tater Totes, upcycled feed bag potato patch
Tater Totes, Feed Bag Potato Patch
DIY Tater Totes, upcycled feed bag potato patch

CHRISTMAS FEED BAG STOCKINGS: Get my Christmas stocking tutorial with template HERE!

 Some other great uses for feed bags are: a tablecloth, garden weed-blocker, place-mats, coop waterproofing, tarp, coop insulation, sick bay crate liner.
Upcycled Feed Bag Stockings | The Chicken Chick®

Some other great uses for feed bags are: a tablecloth, garden weed-blocker, place-mats, coop water-proofing, tarp, coop insulation, sick bay crate liner, beehive winter shelter windbreak.

Stapled to my winter beehive shed, empty feed bags act as a windbreak, providing protection from harsh, winter winds and precipitation.

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TheChickenChick
6 years ago

Interesting. I'd love to see it!

Jayne Mae Johnson
Jayne Mae Johnson
6 years ago

We recently used leftover feed bags to make a quick door with PVC on a chicken tractor. If you cut the PVC to the right size, you can just slide the bag over the door like a pillow case and then seal it closed.

TheChickenChick
6 years ago

It is.

Wildviolet
Wildviolet
6 years ago

awesome ideas….

Wildviolet
Wildviolet
6 years ago

it really works well