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post #41 of 49 Old 01-05-2014, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Again, if its like that couldn't I just use the hay net in the first place? Or would his all just be easier to put a couple bales for each horse in there a day?

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post #42 of 49 Old 01-05-2014, 10:09 PM
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When there was less snow, I'd fill my nets which held about 3 flakes of hay and toss then into the snow, like big pillows. The cord around the top forms a loop which I undid. I just pull it tight, tie a knot and toss. The horses have fun tossing them around. Then they go back and clean up the blossoms that land on top of the snow. The only time my nets are tied inside is during fly season when the horses don't want to come out.
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post #43 of 49 Old 01-08-2014, 10:27 PM
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Again, if its like that couldn't I just use the hay net in the first place? Or would his all just be easier to put a couple bales for each horse in there a day?
Hay nets with drawstrings are just a pain to fill!

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Hay nets with drawstrings are just a pain to fill!
Oh.. Well I will see what I can do

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Oh.. Well I will see what I can do
By all means, buy one and try it out! After a year, I just decided to try something different.
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Hay nets with drawstrings are just a pain to fill!
Get a round rubbermaid trashcan. The opening of the drawstring hay nets fits perfectly around the rim, and you can just dump the hay in! That's what I do
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Honestly... I think just throwing the bale out will be a heck of a lot easier

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Honestly... I think just throwing the bale out will be a heck of a lot easier
By experience, just "throwing" out hay onto the ground (what i'm assuming) wastes A TON. Our horses walked all over it and blended it into the ground, which made year round mud, until I spent 10 HOURS clearing out a 5'x32' with a tractor.

Try finding plastic apple crates. We use them currently and they are perfect size.
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Get a round rubbermaid trashcan. The opening of the drawstring hay nets fits perfectly around the rim, and you can just dump the hay in! That's what I do
If you will look on the previous page you will see a photo of me doing the exact same thing.

To the OP- "throwing it on the ground" works, but as Kylie said, it wastes a lot. Also, horses can ground it into the ground and still eat it which is not good for them. Slow feeding horses is much better for them. It can make the hay last 6 hours versus 1 hour on the ground. It lowers the risk of ulcers and sand colic and saves you money in saving hay.
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