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Peewee212
Reg. Sep 2012
Posted 2018-12-22 3:16 PM (#7417249)
Subject: Waste(less) Feeder



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Do they make a feeder that really decreases the amount of hay wasted or stomped to the ground. We've tried a few different ones over the years. I like our horses to always have a bale in front of them especially this time of the year. They're not getting rode as Im expecting baby #3, so want them fat and happy.
Husband is threatening to get the pitch forks out......any advice?
Thanks!!
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OhMax
Reg. Feb 2013
Posted 2018-12-22 5:58 PM (#7417254 - in reply to #7417249)
Subject: RE: Waste(less) Feeder


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Small bales or rounds?

Yes to both.

We use hay chix nets to feed small squares. We hang them on our panels, but you could put the bale in a plastic stock tank too.

Several setups available for rounds too, including hay chix nets.
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fulltiltfilly
Reg. Dec 2008
Posted 2018-12-26 12:05 PM (#7417431 - in reply to #7417249)
Subject: RE: Waste(less) Feeder



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Peewee212 - 2018-12-22 4:16 PM Do they make a feeder that really decreases the amount of hay wasted or stomped to the ground. We've tried a few different ones over the years. I like our horses to always have a bale in front of them especially this time of the year. They're not getting rode as Im expecting baby #3, so want them fat and happy. Husband is threatening to get the pitch forks out......any advice? Thanks!!

In my experience the only way to avoid waste is to use a slow feed net or some sort of slow hay feeder that has a net or grate to slow them down. 
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horsegirl
Reg. Feb 2004
Posted 2018-12-26 4:40 PM (#7417463 - in reply to #7417249)
Subject: RE: Waste(less) Feeder



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The hay chix round bale net has slowed my overeater down and he’s looking great now. Literally like zero waste. It is in a roundbale ring also though.
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KDS
Reg. Jun 2007
Posted 2018-12-26 5:42 PM (#7417465 - in reply to #7417249)
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I used to waste SO much hay and now also use a Hay Chix feeder and have absolutely zero waste, it's amazing! 
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cranky B4 10am
Reg. Dec 2009
Posted 2018-12-27 6:27 AM (#7417481 - in reply to #7417249)
Subject: RE: Waste(less) Feeder


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I use portagrazers. Love them. hardly any waste, and it keeps the mob busy.  
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skye
Reg. Jul 2004
Posted 2019-01-01 10:12 PM (#7417814 - in reply to #7417249)
Subject: RE: Waste(less) Feeder


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I have use the same portagrazers for several years.  They hold up the best. 

Edited by skye 2019-01-01 10:13 PM
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LMS
Reg. Feb 2008
Posted 2019-01-02 9:27 AM (#7417833 - in reply to #7417249)
Subject: RE: Waste(less) Feeder



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Hay chix for my crew as well!  I know some people are worried that they are hard on their teeth and that they don't get enough, if that's your concern, buy the one that has the larger holes, they might waste a little bit more than the net with the smaller holes, but will still decrease the amount of waste substantially! 
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Peewee212
Reg. Sep 2012
Posted 2019-01-03 6:42 PM (#7417956 - in reply to #7417249)
Subject: RE: Waste(less) Feeder



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Just getting back on after holidays, thank you to all who replied I will look into each of them. We feed large round bales, and need something handy and quick as my husband throws the bale in the feeder 99% of the time.
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Peewee212
Reg. Sep 2012
Posted 2019-01-03 6:58 PM (#7417960 - in reply to #7417249)
Subject: RE: Waste(less) Feeder



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How do the Hay Chix nets hold up in the mud/snow? Looks like there are several options on size/thickness of net on the large rounds?
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horsegirl
Reg. Feb 2004
Posted 2019-01-03 8:01 PM (#7417968 - in reply to #7417960)
Subject: RE: Waste(less) Feeder



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Peewee212 - 2019-01-03 7:58 PM

How do the Hay Chix nets hold up in the mud/snow? Looks like there are several options on size/thickness of net on the large rounds?

I can only speak of mud, as we are absolutely swimming here this winter. Holding up perfectly.
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Kay-DRacing.
Reg. Jun 2009
Posted 2019-01-04 9:54 AM (#7418006 - in reply to #7417960)
Subject: RE: Waste(less) Feeder



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Peewee212 - 2019-01-03 6:58 PM How do the Hay Chix nets hold up in the mud/snow? Looks like there are several options on size/thickness of net on the large rounds?

They hold up well in snow! They can freeze to the ground and the net itself can get stiff but it has posed no issues for me yet. This is my 2nd winter using the big round net.
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Peewee212
Reg. Sep 2012
Posted 2019-01-04 9:58 AM (#7418007 - in reply to #7417249)
Subject: RE: Waste(less) Feeder



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Did you guys who purchase the hay chix just opt for a standard net vs heavy duty?
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horsegirl
Reg. Feb 2004
Posted 2019-01-04 10:06 AM (#7418009 - in reply to #7418007)
Subject: RE: Waste(less) Feeder



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Peewee212 - 2019-01-04 10:58 AM

Did you guys who purchase the hay chix just opt for a standard net vs heavy duty?

I have the standard for the roundbale in the pasture with 4 what I would call "aggressive" eaters on it. And my friend at the barn got a standard bag for her stall and her horse is very mouthy and hard on things. Both are in tact without damage.
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Peewee212
Reg. Sep 2012
Posted 2019-01-04 2:57 PM (#7418054 - in reply to #7418009)
Subject: RE: Waste(less) Feeder



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horsegirl - 2019-01-04 10:06 AM

Peewee212 - 2019-01-04 10:58 AM

Did you guys who purchase the hay chix just opt for a standard net vs heavy duty?

I have the standard for the roundbale in the pasture with 4 what I would call "aggressive" eaters on it. And my friend at the barn got a standard bag for her stall and her horse is very mouthy and hard on things. Both are in tact without damage.

Thank you!
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kaleydanielle
Reg. Jul 2006
Posted 2019-01-06 8:40 PM (#7418229 - in reply to #7417249)
Subject: RE: Waste(less) Feeder


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I really like my hay hut....google it!
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MOGirl07
Reg. Feb 2012
Posted 2019-01-07 12:47 PM (#7418289 - in reply to #7417249)
Subject: RE: Waste(less) Feeder



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I've been meaning to get some Hay Chix nets, but for now am using a Shires 50 in hay net for each horse. They packaging says it holds up to 20lbs, but I've been able to get at least 25 in there when I really wanted to. I hang three once a day (60 plus lbs) in the large run in that my 2 horses share and it keeps them busy with plenty to eat for a solid 24 hrs, and they don't waste a bit!
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ctdrumrunr
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2019-01-07 1:16 PM (#7418295 - in reply to #7417249)
Subject: RE: Waste(less) Feeder



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