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Low waste hay feeder

Postby Bigfoot » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:04 pm

Anybody bought or preferably built a low waste hay feeder for horses. I have declared war on hay waste.
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Re: Low waste hay feeder

Postby Isomade » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:13 pm

Bigfoot wrote:Anybody bought or preferably built a low waste hay feeder for horses. I have declared war on hay waste.

I feed mine in the cradle feeders. Works much better than a ring.
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Re: Low waste hay feeder

Postby Kathie in Thorp » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:15 pm

Bigfoot wrote:Anybody bought or preferably built a low waste hay feeder for horses. I have declared war on hay waste.

These are posted on every single WA Craigslist. Wood boxes with wire panels on the top? They don't look too complicated, by the pics. And I think on one of the ads, they were actually selling a plan to build. ??
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Re: Low waste hay feeder

Postby chippie » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:51 am

http://www.grazingbox.com/index.htm

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It is for square bales. A person I know got a kit (or instructions how to build your own) and said that it works very well. His horses don't waste the hay and a bale lasts a decent amount of time.
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Re: Low waste hay feeder

Postby Kathie in Thorp » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:05 pm

chippie wrote:http://www.grazingbox.com/index.htm

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It is for square bales. A person I know got a kit (or instructions how to build your own) and said that it works very well. His horses don't waste the hay and a bale lasts a decent amount of time.

Yup, that's what they're peddling here, Chippie.
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Re: Low waste hay feeder

Postby Bigfoot » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:16 pm

Checked out that web page. Their a little pricey on that wire mesh. Wonder what would work besides that?
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Re: Low waste hay feeder

Postby Kathie in Thorp » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:46 pm

Bigfoot, you might check out some of your steel supply places. The stuff looks to me like some of the very small mesh hog wire, but heavier. ?? We have heavy "hog panels" here with mesh that small, but 6 ft. tall and 16 ft. long -- probably not quite (but maybe?) as heavy as shown in the pics. But if a horse jumped in the middle of that feeder as shown . . . . whatever their mesh is wouldn't avoid a wreck.
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