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Re: [RC] Free feeding square bales/slow feeeders - Sharon Levasseur

I'm late to the party as always. Great links here:
http://paddockparadise.wetpaint.com/page/Barbara%27s+hay+feeders (look around whole site for more ideas)

I've been using two small-mesh hay nets for my gelding, and it's working great. I hang them from trees so that they swing freely... it has more than doubled the length of time it takes him to eat his ration.

My nets are quick and easy to fill... the opening is nice and wide. I made them using a 10' x 10' piece of heavy-duty soccer goal netting that I cut into four pieces. Each one is cinched up using the rope that's already attached to each corner of the big square net. I use fake lanyard clips (old keychains) to clip the end of the rope into the tree branch so the bag will be just the right height every time.

-Sharon L. in Maine

Quoting sherman <sherman@xxxxxxxxxxx>:

Do a google search on "slow feeders". I'll bet you'll find one that is easy
enough to make for a very affordable price. I've seen some very creative
ones, made from old furniture even.


Karen wrote:

I always thought it would be great to have some sort of heavy grid-like or
slotted metal to fit on top of the hay in the pear bin, that the horses had
to pull the hay through , and it would follow down the level of the hay.,

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