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yankeeclipper
Mar. 21, 2012, 06:31 PM
What are your non net or mat ideas for an inexpensive hay feeder for a single horse paddock? One idea is a plastic water trough but there are no drain holes or building a wooden box but weight and transport may be an issue if >50 lbs.

valkyrie36
Mar. 23, 2012, 09:15 AM
I have used an old tractor tire in a pinch. It ended up working so well we used it for a long time.

Christa P
Mar. 23, 2012, 09:43 AM
What are your non net or mat ideas for an inexpensive hay feeder for a single horse paddock? One idea is a plastic water trough but there are no drain holes or building a wooden box but weight and transport may be an issue if >50 lbs.

Some kind of water trough + a drill. Get the trough, drill holes in the bottom for drainage and remember not to try using it for water :lol:.

Christa

costco_muffins
Mar. 23, 2012, 04:08 PM
Our cheapies were always BRUTE garbage cans (in the biggish size) with holes drilled in the bottom. These were then bungeed to the fence.

http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2555460780082679811tPgcnx

This was before we learned that BRUTE cans are virtually indestructible... and ACE ones are not.

crosscreeksh
Mar. 23, 2012, 09:55 PM
Blue plastic barrels (under $10) cut off at about 28" high (you can use the short tub for a grain feed tub, too) with holes in the bottom. Holes drilled at the top and a strong string or rope to tie it to a tree or fence post. Easy and cheaper than a water trough.