Post your ''Other'' Uses for feed bags

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rebel-rousing-at-night, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Songster

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    Quote:I really like that. Done the bags before. Something else to make. Thanks for the picture.
     
  2. zzGypsy

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    Quote:you are SO my hero today, Great Ideas!

    we use them for collecting the twine from hay bales... another animal feed byproduct that accumulates in endless amounts.
    also:
    lining the brooder bottom
    lining the kennel pan on my dog crates
    instead of garbage bags for yard cleanup (will stand up to branches and things better anyway)
    bagging cut grass to toss in to the critters
    lining the shelving we use for storing pumpkins and winter squash
    cleaning out the kennel
    protecting an emergency tarp cover from sharp corners of things underneath it
    weather flap in an open small animal door in the shed
    the paper ones: fire starters, good for charcoal grills and my bee smoker

    and my favorite... as a bug hider.
    place it on the ground, add a couple of bricks to hold it down. come back in a couple of days, pick it up and look at all the bugs hiding! especially fun if you call the chickens before you lift it up...
     
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  3. tyjaco

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    I make, and sell, these at the Feed store at Christmas time...

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  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    This is what happens to feed bags around here.

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  5. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

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    I am not handy with a sewing machine, therefore...................... I use them under the roosts for poop - I change them out once a week, very convenient
     
  6. chickenpredatorkiller

    chickenpredatorkiller Chirping

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    I used some of ours (two layers of paper) as a base layer/weed block in a lasagna garden bed I started. I plan on using more in the spring as weed blocks between my raised beds.

    your growing pasta????​
     
  7. Baymule

    Baymule Crowing

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    Christmas wrapping paper! Yeah, my family thinks I'm weird, but they've had 56 years to get used to it!
     
  8. prairiehen74369

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    We used them today for custmers who bought chickens from us and didn't have anything with them to get the chickens home the (paper ones) with holes in them for air. I also use the paper ones for weed blocks.
     
  9. Gerry2011

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    Quote:your growing pasta????

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    If you're serious, it's a method of layering cardboard/newspaper, your compostable food scraps, cut grass, leaves, etc. where you want to plant a garden and planting directly into it. No digging, no tilling, no weeds! If not, that is witty response [​IMG]
     
  10. BairleaFarm

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    Book cover for my tag log. Whenever I buy chickens, bring them home and start to tag them it usually starts to rain. The scraps that arnt good enough for bag or clutches got to book covers.

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