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    10-18-2013, 06:29 PM
Alternative to Haynets?

Basically I'm looking for a slow feeder for hay, that isn't a Haynet, if possible. Again, in a rush and need to type it out super fast before I go! Bye and thank you!
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    10-18-2013, 06:46 PM
Green Broke
There are a number of box or barrel-type slow feeders:

I really like the idea of putting a whole bale into a hay net and then putting that into a trough:

(You can only kind of see in this photo that they have holes in the trough that the net ties through so they can't pull the net out of the trough)
    10-18-2013, 06:54 PM
Green Broke
I love this last idea-so perfect!!! I have a hay net and it's the biggest pain to hang high enough for safety (I'm only 5' tall)....This, however, is a great idea, and I have a spare trough just that size! "Wow, I could've had a V-8!" :)
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    10-18-2013, 07:43 PM
I like the first one the most, but I think the second one would be the most do-able for us. Ow many times a day would you reckon it would need to be filled?
    10-18-2013, 07:58 PM
Green Broke
Only once a day - the whole idea is for slow feeding. Sometimes necessary for overweight horses, etc...
    10-18-2013, 08:12 PM
You could always try a hay bag.

    10-18-2013, 08:15 PM
We've actually got a Nibblenet (The NIBBLENET Slow Feeder Hay Bags - - Official website of The NIBBLENET Slow feeder Hay Bag - Slow Feed Hay Bags for Horses).

Our horse is an AGRESSIVE hay eater and the net has lasted almost 2 years.

The best part is that we have little to no waste.
    10-18-2013, 09:10 PM
I've seen the nibble net before! I think we may just cut a rain barrel or something in half, then cut some wood for the top and cut holes in that, and then on the other half do the same but just make a bottom
    10-19-2013, 07:38 AM
What people aren't keeping in mind is that a horse's jaw is designed to eat at ground level. As the horse lowers it's head, it's lower jawbone moves into "dining" position. A hay net can touch the ground if the area is clean or covered.
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    10-19-2013, 07:46 AM
Saddlebag, I do agree with the idea of ground level feeding and there are nibblenets than can be put on the ground.

We have so much sand here that that is why I don't actually feed hay directly off the ground... Yes, we use a sandclear product... I have our nibblenet attached to a fence and it ends just an inch or so above the ground. As our horse eats, the hay moves down and he is forced to follow it (down) to get his forage.

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