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Stupid question about opening feed bags

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by zowieyellowflame, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    I remember as a kid and was shown once how to open a feedbag so that the string would just unravel and let go. I can't remember, I have been trying to figure it out since May. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

  2. On the feed bags these days, you just grab the paper strip under the string and pull, it comes right off.....
  3. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    if one end of the string doesn't work the other one usually will. unless you pulled it into a knot.

    but it is easier to just rip the paper strip to get the feed opened.

    ooh, and DON'T leave the string near the chickens for them to possibly eat it!
  4. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

    Dec 15, 2008
    Vernon Texas
    On the top of the feed bag where the string is sewn in you should see:
    One side where the string goes all the way to the end and the other side that it is sort of loose and not sewn all the way. The loose side is where you pull the string. Then it should come right off.
  5. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    These bags are not paper and nothing is loose. I have to cut the string with scissors.... right now it is like taking a hem out of a hemline on pants.... every stitch has to be cut. I wish we had paper bags!
  6. kees

    kees Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    I just pull one side of the string. If that doesn't work, I'll try the other side. Sometimes in frustration, I'll break the bag open with a pair of scissors (carefully)!

  7. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Or the other end.

    That was me tonight, trying to open a bag of Flock Raiser from the bottom. DUH

    so I turned it over and pulled the strip and it opened up beautifully! [​IMG]

  8. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Once, I totally was having a REALLY bad day and just flipped out on the stupid string. We keep the feed in our garden shed in metal cans. It was raining the bags are really heavy. Yes, my feed mill used 100 lb bags - I am a 5'1" mom. they are heavy! Grabbed the hedge clippers and destroyed the bag, left string and shedded bag all over then stormed out and went in the house. After I calmed down I laughed at the whole mess. Felt better, still can't figure out the string, get scissors! [​IMG]
  9. G Wiz Ranch

    G Wiz Ranch Songster

    Jan 20, 2009
    Lompoc, CA
    On either side of the thread, use your fingernails and pull out the sewn "loop" that is closest to the end, it will usually pull the loose string and give you a main string to pull out the rest of the sewings.

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