09-19-2012, 10:25 AM
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I've been using slow feed hay bags for just over a year now and love them. Haven't used a big one on the round bales yet although I love the idea. So far I just control that by closing them off to it. They only have access to a round bale about 6-8 hours a day. Anyway, I too had to alter my hay bags a little. The draw string they come with is useless. It's thin and easy to break. So I pulled them all out and repaired that with a nice thick nylon rope. Much better. I also have a horse that likes to chew on the bottom corners of the bag out of boredom once the hay is gone so I cut the bottom of the bag off and wove a heavier metal ring through the bottom edge so now the bag has the tear drop shape and no corners sticking out. For some reason now he doesn't chew on it. He just thought the corners were convenient. But other than those minor repairs, I love using slow feed hay bags and I'll buy more as my current ones wear out.