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cindyt
Reg. Dec 2003
Posted 2021-02-20 4:32 PM
Subject: Best slow feed hay bags



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What's everyone's favorite slow feed hay bag? 

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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2021-02-20 4:57 PM
Subject: RE: Best slow feed hay bags



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Theres a few on here that like HayChix, so google and the website will come up. I bought some to use and I really dont care for them and my horses hate them, lol. You can find slow feeders everywhere for cheaper too.. I dont use mine I like the normal hay bags a whole lot better.. 

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cranky B4 10am
Reg. Dec 2009
Posted 2021-02-20 5:06 PM
Subject: RE: Best slow feed hay bags


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I have some of these for trailering:

https://www.sstack.com/dura-tech-double-sided-mesh-hay-bag-with-drawstring/p/41663/

I like that they have no hardware, so don't damage the trailer. I also have a couple that are similar but do have snaps. Which I use in the barn if I need to keep the boys in. (Like this last week with the crazy weather...)

And I have 2 Texs haynets for my mare that doesn't finish a roundbale. So I just put 1 of these out for her. 1 can hold a square bale easily and the other one holds about 3/4 of a square. They are similar to the chix nets but cheaper. 

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Runaway
Reg. Jan 2008
Posted 2021-02-20 7:37 PM
Subject: RE: Best slow feed hay bags



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cranky B4 10am - 2021-02-20 6:06 PM


I have some of these for trailering:


https://www.sstack.com/dura-tech-double-sided-mesh-hay-bag-with-drawstring/p/41663/


I like that they have no hardware, so don't damage the trailer. I also have a couple that are similar but do have snaps. Which I use in the barn if I need to keep the boys in. (Like this last week with the crazy weather...)


And I have 2 Texs haynets for my mare that doesn't finish a roundbale. So I just put 1 of these out for her. 1 can hold a square bale easily and the other one holds about 3/4 of a square. They are similar to the chix nets but cheaper. 


 

 

I have these same ones - love them, and they're very durable.

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CanCan
Reg. May 2004
Posted 2021-02-21 12:00 PM
Subject: RE: Best slow feed hay bags


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Funny story: Many years ago my friend won a slow feed hay bag. We didn't know such a thing existed. We watched her horse try to eat while talking about cheap prizes and how the riding club had probably gotten a discount for the hay bags because they were obviously made wrong. Then we found scissors and went to work enlarging the holes! It was a couple more years before we realized what we had done.

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cindyt
Reg. Dec 2003
Posted 2021-02-21 12:43 PM
Subject: RE: Best slow feed hay bags



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I have regular hay bags, I have cotton hay nets and slow feed hay nets... I like the slow feed bags for longer hauls so that's why I was looking, my husband has some like the ones above, with no hardware, they are pretty nice!

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horsegirl
Reg. Feb 2004
Posted 2021-02-22 7:20 AM
Subject: RE: Best slow feed hay bags



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I have about 10 HayChix bags of various sizes and slownesses. They are durable. They have a handy clip on one end if you want to snap it onto something. They are relatively easy to load. 

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DirtDobber
Reg. Dec 2020
Posted 2021-02-22 7:55 AM
Subject: RE: Best slow feed hay bags





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I got the weaver slow feed hay nets off amazon for about $11.  I went cheap since I wasn't sure if it was what I was looking for.  They have lasted going on 2 years, daily use.  They hold a lot of hay.   I hang them in the stall and only have to pull them down to refill them every few days.  Also no damage to my trailer because they have no hardware.

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fulltiltfilly
Reg. Dec 2008
Posted 2021-02-22 8:30 AM
Subject: RE: Best slow feed hay bags



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I use slow feed bags on a daily basis and also for trailering. Haychix are very durable but I don't like the knots. I wanted something to help eliminate friction on the teeth and gums.  I just started using  Hay Burners. Excellent quality and knotless. I got the bale bag and 1/2 bale bags (perfect size for trailering). if you go with this brand get the rope upgrade, the one it sells with is too thin. 

I also like the Deby originals for the trailer. they are made of nylon webbing and are extremely durable. They have a bale option but it looks like a huge PITA to get the bale in and then close it. 

 

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cindyt
Reg. Dec 2003
Posted 2021-02-23 6:43 AM
Subject: RE: Best slow feed hay bags



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DirtDobber - 2021-02-22 7:55 AM


I got the weaver slow feed hay nets off amazon for about $11.  I went cheap since I wasn't sure if it was what I was looking for.  They have lasted going on 2 years, daily use.  They hold a lot of hay.   I hang them in the stall and only have to pull them down to refill them every few days.  Also no damage to my trailer because they have no hardware.


I did the same thing and have no regrets, I have had the same nets for years and they have held up great... Because I was like you... not sure what I wanted but also didn't want to spend 25 bucks to find out lol

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chasendacash
Reg. Oct 2008
Posted 2021-02-23 3:54 PM
Subject: RE: Best slow feed hay bags


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I got a couple of really cheap ones off of horse.com for about $8 because I wasn't sure about them either.   Tough-1 brand.  So far, the horses are fine with them, the hay in them lasts a lot longer since it isn't immediately dumped on the ground, and the bags themselves are over a year old.  They are awkward at first to load but you learn ways.  I stand a square bale up on its end, gather the net up like a sock, then stretch the net over the end of the bale and pull the net down.   Flip the bale to other end and tie the bag off. Then i cut the bale strings and they slide right out of the hay net.

If it's a half-bale net, same thing if I can.  If not, I set the hay net on the ground and make a little nest, set the hay on top and just work the net up around it.

These things sure saved me a lot of work last week in the great freeze.  I was able to have hay in the stalls 24/7 without having a bunch of hay wasted.

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