March 14, 2013

March 20, 2009 Feedsack Friday – Chicken Linen

Filed under: ◦Fabrics,◦Feedsack Friday,◦rickrack.com,◦Vintage — sharon @ 5:04 pm

Some folks call feedsack fabric Chicken linen. Since the main source for many people was the bags that contained their chicken feed, the term is appropriate. A couple of our favorite chicken feed sacks are shown here:
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But of course, the sacks above were not reused until the printing was washed out. On the other hand, there are many printed feedsacks that also have more than one reason to be called chicken linen:
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Some show chickens or roosters among various kitchen items:
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And others show chickens in the farm setting, including last but hardly least, the weathercock, tirelessly pointing the wind direction from atop the farmhouse or barn.
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1 Comment »

  1. 1.Those are awesome! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a real chicken feed sack.
    Then again, there aren’t all that many chickens here on Long Island. I think
    it would be fun to own some, but I guess the cats and dog would have other
    ideas.

    Comment by mom2fur — March 22, 2009 @ 6:55 pm

    2.Love the Becks feed sack! You don’t see that many feed sacks here in
    California. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by becky up a hill — March 22, 2009 @ 10:36 pm

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