Build a slow feeder? (for hay)

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health > Horse Nutrition

Build a slow feeder? (for hay)

This is a discussion on Build a slow feeder? (for hay) within the Horse Nutrition forums, part of the Horse Health category
  • How to make slow feeders for horses
  • Hay feeder for horses

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-04-2012, 04:48 PM
Build a slow feeder? (for hay)

I have a very easy keeper. I mean this guy can get fat off of the air! Anyway, for a while I tied up his hay in a small hole hay net, but he still managed to waste a whole bunch. I moved him pretty recently, and since haven't incorporated the hay net again. I may try it again but I'm not sure. I'm not the one who feeds him all the time, so I don't know that the barn owner would be willing to shove hay in a hay net. Rambling here, sorry! I would like to build my own slow feeder. The type that is made of wood, has a lid, and a grate on the top that allows for the SLOOOOWWWW "grazing" way of eating. Now I have not the slightest idea of how to go about this!

Anybody have experience with building this type of stuff? And some instructions ;)
Sponsored Links
    08-04-2012, 04:57 PM
Subscribing! I'll be using one this winter for my mustang who is a PIG and an easy keeper, bahaha :P
    08-04-2012, 06:46 PM
I posted several ideas in this thread
making a slow feeder
    08-05-2012, 09:16 PM
Hmm.. I would try a different hay net. Who big is the holes? I would go down to a 1x1 hole if they are bigger than 1x1. You can also not fluff up the hay, just put in heavy flakes (that are really compacted). But, here are some good ideas:
You can get some heavy duty mesh, no climb mesh, that's the stiff stuff, fit a wooden/metal box to it, put it inside and walah! Horses figure out ways to make it easier to eat though.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
making a slow feeder ozarkmama Horse Nutrition 15 08-14-2012 09:38 PM
My Horse loves his Slow Feeder Hay Net! laurenlovesdressage Horse Nutrition 3 01-30-2012 02:42 PM
Slow-feeder hay bags newhorsemom Horse Health 2 10-24-2011 08:10 AM
How to slow trot and slow lope????? Velvetgrace Horse Training 6 09-15-2010 11:23 PM
hay racks & feeder snoggle Tack and Equipment Classifieds 5 12-21-2009 07:31 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0