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  • Large rubber hay feed tubs for horses
  • Heavy duty oval horse feed tub

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    03-14-2013, 04:46 PM
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It's quite amazing to see how they change once they're over the initial" shock"( it will take about a week to get over the frustration and to understand that they don't run out of hay). Consumption goes down( mine went from 25lbs on the ground to barely 15lbs in the nets each)
And horses are much more relaxed. I have a net for each hay, alfalfa, 3way and orchard. They eat a little here, than go there, then to the third....quite neat to watch. No more arguments, very happy horses and when I'm late for feeding the whole world doesn't come down anymore.

If you use your troughs with the net over it, put the 3way in the bottom and the alfalfa on top, so they don't lose all the little leaves....that's where the nutrition is.
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    03-14-2013, 07:12 PM
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I'm currently using 40 gallon rubber oval tubs for their hay but they just throw it all over and eat off their poop and off the sand which is not good because of sand balls sand colic and worms. I don't have stalls. How can I keep their feed off the ground??
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If I may asked, where did you purchase the rubber tub? Is it fortiflex type rubber (i.e., hoof proof?).

Anyway, one of my horses does this (scatters her feed before dining). I feed alfalfa and a lot of horses will knock out the stems to get to the leaf. I put down rubber mats (you have to sweep it daily) - not much of a "fix". But, what worked for her was I separate the stems from the leaves and put it (the separted piles) in 2 or more large feeder tubs. She hasn't scattered a single drop since I started doing it that way. It is a tiny bit time consuming, but no biggy.
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    03-15-2013, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Missy May    
If I may asked, where did you purchase the rubber tub? Is it fortiflex type rubber (i.e., hoof proof?).

Anyway, one of my horses does this (scatters her feed before dining). I feed alfalfa and a lot of horses will knock out the stems to get to the leaf. I put down rubber mats (you have to sweep it daily) - not much of a "fix". But, what worked for her was I separate the stems from the leaves and put it (the separted piles) in 2 or more large feeder tubs. She hasn't scattered a single drop since I started doing it that way. It is a tiny bit time consuming, but no biggy.
I got them at the farm store...you could probly get them at any big farm or feed store.
     
    03-15-2013, 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by harleyboiirun    
I got them at the farm store...you could probly get them at any big farm or feed store.
Thanks for reply. I can find large tubs of different rubber like (polymer) materials here - but none w the same "crush resistance" as the the smaller fortiflex tubs. Is yours made of that sort of material?
     
    03-18-2013, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Missy May    
Thanks for reply. I can find large tubs of different rubber like (polymer) materials here - but none w the same "crush resistance" as the the smaller fortiflex tubs. Is yours made of that sort of material?
I'm not sure...it's more of a stiff rubber but it's heavy duty.
     

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