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post #1 of 6 Old 12-26-2012, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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My new favorite feeder!

Thought I'd share with directions. All in all, this cost $44 for the net and lacing (and I have plenty left over to make another), and then however much my friend is going to charge me for the tire, so I'm thinking no more than $75 total for this feeder. So far, I've only fed one bale at a time since I have two horses, but I'm confident I could probably feed two or more, especially since it can go higher than the tire itself and the net holds it in.

I designed this off of the feeders at happygrazers.com since I didn't want to pay $300+ and thought I could make a bigger and better one anyway :P
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-02-2013, 01:01 AM
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What a fantastic idea!
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-06-2013, 11:17 AM
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Yes, one of the best I've seen so far! Will post mine soon ;)
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-08-2013, 07:06 PM
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That is an odd looking tire: what type of tire is it? Do you think the feeder will stand up against big horse abuse? I love this feeder!!
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-08-2013, 07:52 PM
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Nice handiwork! I love D.I.Y., especially if the end result is practical and saves you money.
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-08-2013, 08:24 PM
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That is an odd looking tire: what type of tire is it? Do you think the feeder will stand up against big horse abuse? I love this feeder!!
I think they forgot to describe the super-difficult step of turning a tire inside out ;)
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