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    02-01-2013, 12:37 PM
  #11
Weanling
This is mine:
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    02-02-2013, 01:15 AM
  #12
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Kayella    
Why not buy a single sheet of small square hog/goat/cattle panel at TSC and cut that down? That is what I was planning on doing when I wanted to build one of these bad boys. Should be easy peasy to cut it down.
That's a good idea too. If we had a TSC here, I'd be even more broke than I already am. Lol. I always stock up when we go out of town. Some feed stores might have something, I didn't think to ask for fence panels
     
    02-02-2013, 01:17 AM
  #13
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Kayella    
Why not buy a single sheet of small square hog/goat/cattle panel at TSC and cut that down? That is what I was planning on doing when I wanted to build one of these bad boys. Should be easy peasy to cut it down.
That's a good idea too. If we had a TSC here, I'd be even more broke than I already am. Lol. I always stock up when we go out of town. Some feed stores might have something, I didn't think to ask for hog/goat/cattle panels
     
    02-02-2013, 03:34 PM
  #14
Foal
Something that would be a lot easier to work with would be puckboard. No sharp edges, no welding and lighter to pick up to put the hay under.
Something like this:
Slow Feeder Box that's simple and works!.m4v - YouTube
You could probably just sit this ontop of the hay and not have any of the metal bracket things or just have a simple latch to keep the horse from flipping it out.
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    02-02-2013, 03:42 PM
  #15
Weanling
Nice! That actually looks like it would work really well. I wonder how expensive it is? What is puckboard? I' mean, I can tell its like a plastic sheet, but what do they use it for?
     
    02-02-2013, 04:47 PM
  #16
Foal
Hardiebacker 5 ft. X 3 ft. X 1/4 in. Backer Board-220022 at The Home Depot am not sure if the link is the same material or not. I am not sure exactly what puckboard is though..
Search Results for*particle*at The Home Depot
This "Particle board" looks like what I was picturing though. The only problem with either of these is that you wouldn't want to leave it out in the weather to get wet.
     
    02-08-2013, 03:46 PM
  #17
Weanling
We got hog fencing and cut it down to size for our feeder boxes. Problem is 2 out of 3 horses have figured out they can lift the fencing out. We need to figure out how to keep it from being lifted out. But I love it.
     
    02-08-2013, 03:52 PM
  #18
Started
I use'd an old rubber muck bucket that the handle broke on, I cut the broken one off and clipped the good one to the wall and duct taped it (so no feet could get caught in the handle). Then I cut a hole at the bottom of the bucket. I put the hay in a small hole hay net and the hay net in upside down in the bucket, I pull the drawstring for the net through the small hole at the bottom and tie a big knot so the horse can't pull the net out. So now she can kick or paw it but the rubber will just bend and collapse, and can't easily pull the hay out.
This helps a ton with my fatty mare :)
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    02-09-2013, 12:55 AM
  #19
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Tessa7707    
Nice! That actually looks like it would work really well. I wonder how expensive it is? What is puckboard? I' mean, I can tell its like a plastic sheet, but what do they use it for?

I found it. It is the stuff they use to make guard strips in ice hockey rinks, to protect against puck slammage. They also use it for dog kennels, trailer floor liners, etc., and it comes in awesome colors . I hope this link works...

http://www.polyzone.com/products/puc...-black-colours
     
    02-09-2013, 01:01 AM
  #20
Weanling
Okay, the link gets you to a company, but then you have to click on plastic sheets and then on puckboards. Seems like pretty cool stuff. PunksTank, do you have any pics of your rig?
     

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