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  1. #1
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    Default Interesting outdoor hay net idea!

    Saw this on facebook! There wasn't much info, but I thought it was a really neat and simple idea to keep hay dry outside and last all day without many dangers of getting caught with it near the ground

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...67867748_n.jpg



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    Interesting! It seems like it would tear easily though....no? I do use hay nets in stalls and hang then as low as I can, and it seems to work okay. I've considered making spots to hang them outside but we have braided fencing wire and not too many spots to hang from.



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    I've seen that photo before, I believe it was made by a COTHer. He/She has several other nifty hay feeding ideas.

    FWIW, I don't think the top is covered for keeping hay "dry," I think it's open so you can just toss in hay.
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    Yes, I made that
    The top does have a lid but you could leave it open if you live somewhere dry. Sure beats having to wrestle with hay nets - just toss the hay in. And it holds a lot of hay!
    "When life gives you scurvy, make lemonade."



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    I tried to make one with a regular trash barrel from Home Depot. Yeah, a trash barrel does not hold up to three horses. It didn't even last 24 hours. They literally shredded the trash barrel. I don't know how they did it but there were pieces of trash barrel around my corral. They are used to being fed out of small hole hay nets so that wasn't the issue. I just own extremely destructive horses. I bet it works much better with those heavy blue barrels. They are a lot thicker material wise.
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    Hey BEARCAT! I knew I had seen this great idea before .

    So, question: what net do you use? Regular hay net or something else?
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