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post #1 of 24 Old 10-30-2012, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Round bale mess

Right now I don't have a round bale feeder. And I know some people that'll leave the string on it but I don't want them eating it.

Does anyone have any ideas for keeping it together better till I can get a hay ring or something ?
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post #2 of 24 Old 10-30-2012, 12:21 PM
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I have heard about making the a round bale net from hockey goal netting..... that is what I plan on doing
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post #3 of 24 Old 10-30-2012, 12:23 PM
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Folks that I know that don't use a feeder keep the bale outside of the pasture and pitch it over the fence. Probably doesn't help your current bale though....
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post #4 of 24 Old 10-30-2012, 12:35 PM
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Take two hog panels, wire them together to form a "ring" (there will be some overlap at each end...but one alone is not long enough to go around). Wire the areas where they "meet" tightly to keep the pokey ends from being out there to scratch the horses. We have even gone so far as to zip tie pool noodles around the top edge because we had one girl that was an expert at scraping herself on the little knobby ends at the top. For us it was no investment as this was stuff we had laying around, but you'd probably invest about $50 to do it out of pocket.
Is it what everyone would do, probably not, are there people who think this is insanely dangerous, probably - but it has worked for us for over a year *shrugs*
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post #5 of 24 Old 10-30-2012, 12:44 PM
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buy the round bale feeder, no sense wasting money on shortcuts,
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post #6 of 24 Old 10-30-2012, 12:45 PM
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I made mine out of an 8ft 4x4 and 8 6ft 5/4x6 decking boards. Cut the 4x4 into 4 equal pieces and then screw the decking boards, 2 to a side to make a 6ftx6ft square. It cost me about $35 and has held up for over 3 years so far.
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post #7 of 24 Old 10-30-2012, 12:55 PM
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Big Bale Buddy,Round Bale Feeder

They won't rub their manes out on this.

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post #8 of 24 Old 10-30-2012, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Seems like the bale buddy would be a bit difficult for the little guys to get to
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post #9 of 24 Old 10-30-2012, 12:58 PM
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You just pull the bag down til they can reach.

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post #10 of 24 Old 10-30-2012, 01:01 PM
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