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Ok,what to do with old feed bags. I get thru 10 -20 per week during the winter months from feeding the goats and chickens.
I would like to find some economical way of storing these apart from stuffing bags within bags.
Apart from the property here in Ohio I also have land in Colorado, where I would like to use these bags to build a sand bag home.
Does any one have any ideas for storage for these.

Thanks Phil
 
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Laying them flat would be my guess. The question would be how many can stack before a new one is started. Stuffing in bags takes too much space.
 
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I collect feed bags from the cattle ranchers in my area. I use them when I sell my homemade compost.

As for storage, I stack them flat putting some heavy boxes atop the stack to flatten them out good. Once the stack gets around 2 foot thick, I tie it up with baling twine. Then I stack the tied up stacks in a pile in the barn. That's the best method I've come up with so far. It still takes up space. I haven't figured out an easy, simple way to compress the stacks further.
 
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