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post #21 of 28 Old 03-08-2013, 12:50 AM
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That's where I'm getting the pellets, and the alfalfa pellets are cheaper than timothy or orchard.
They had timothy/ alfalfa on sale lately, those would be fine( blue bag).
I think making a hay net now is a double good thing: for him to practice and once the nibble net comes, keep the string net filled so in case he's out your friend can hang that one up for him, if feeding duty is not there.
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post #22 of 28 Old 03-08-2013, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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Oh, and here's Mudpie in his new stall this morning after we put the shavings in! :)
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Silver light reflected off his brown hide as he held me in the dark
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post #23 of 28 Old 03-08-2013, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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Okay! So! Working on figuring out the cost/logistics of a Nibble Net!

Seriously caught between 4" and 6" options! What to do, what to do...

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Silver light reflected off his brown hide as he held me in the dark
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The larger the net the less filling necessary. He will regulate his intake after about a week or two. My guys went from 25lbs each without nets to 15lbs each with nets in 24 hours.
I'd go with as large as I could afford. OR several small ones to make him move around more.
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The larger the net the less filling necessary. He will regulate his intake after about a week or two. My guys went from 25lbs each without nets to 15lbs each with nets in 24 hours.
I'd go with as large as I could afford. OR several small ones to make him move around more.
Thanks :) I think I've decided on the 1.5", 6" Nibble Net! I can't afford more than one right now, because I still have other expenses to cover, but after yesterday's shenanigans, I'm going to take care of this first!

The reason I'm going straight for a brand name Nibble Net and not getting a cheaper knock-off is because Mudpie can be sort of rough on his hay bags, and had broke both of the standard nylon bags that I have for trailer rides by throwing them around. Are the Nibble Nets as durable as they claim to be? Is it worth the extra money? :)

I think way too much about all this. xD

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Honestly, I haven't gotten past the "I-use-home-made-nets" yet
Been thinking about nibble nets, but I would need 9 of them, three for each horse, one for each type of hay
I do give them choices...one with grass, one with grain hay, one with alfalfa, spaced well apart, so they keep moving, and one each for each horse, so boss doesn't eat everybody's goodies all alone.
So, making my own nets makes that possible without breaking the bank
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Honestly, I haven't gotten past the "I-use-home-made-nets" yet
Been thinking about nibble nets, but I would need 9 of them, three for each horse, one for each type of hay
I do give them choices...one with grass, one with grain hay, one with alfalfa, spaced well apart, so they keep moving, and one each for each horse, so boss doesn't eat everybody's goodies all alone.
So, making my own nets makes that possible without breaking the bank
I'm the most artistically challenged person on this planet, and have the intellectual ability of a potato, so I have no clue how to even begin trying to make a homemade net! xD

This will be good for him even after he's better, since there's no good pasture here anyways... Stinkin' California!!

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Here ya go.....
Make it as wide as possible, since you're limited in length due to the hay strings length, then fold it in half, mend it bottom and side with another string. Braid three strings into the pull-hang-up string, weave it through the top edge and voila
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