Slow Feed Hay Nets


I’m so glad I have the slow feed hay nets on a day like today. The wind today is awful it’s blowing everything around. It was blowing so hard this morning I thought I was going to have to put rocks in my pockets to keep me down when I was getting the hay ready for the horses.

I’ve been leaving my horse’s turned out a lot lately instead of putting them up at night. There have been a couple of times where I didn’t use my slow feed hay nets I just spread the hay out on the ground. But, like I stated already today I’m so glad I have them with this strong wind because other wise the hay would be in the next county. That would make for some unhappy horses and rightfully so.

The first experience I had with a slow feed hay net was for the round bale, but then I got the individual slow feed hay nets. The individual hay nets were from the company Shires and I believe I paid $11.95 each. After 2 1/2 years they started wearing out so I decided to get some more, but this time I went with a different brand.

Having 11 horses I wanted to save some money (aren’t we always looking for ways to save money) so I ordered some from Amazon called Tough 1. After a few days the holes started getting much bigger and some of my horse’s chewed a big hole in the netting. Needless to say I won’t be getting these hay nets anytime soon again unless I get in a real pinch and it would have to be a bad one.

So if you think you might want to try the slow feed hay net give the Shires a try they are very durable and lasted a long time with my horse’s. I know some people are leery of using them because they fear their horses might get caught up in them. I’ve never had a problem with any of my horses getting caught in the nets, but they don’t wear shoes either.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about the slow feed hay nets whether you use them or not. Leave me a comment below.

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  1. Hi, we recently paid $210 for 3 slowfeed hay bags and within a week holes were chewed into the bags. Although with a bit of prodding they replaced two bags, well still waiting on one bag. So I am wanting to buy less expensive ones. It sounds like these hold up much better. I think we’ll give the shires a shot if they lasted over 2 years. We can’t replace the others very often at they price they were. Thanks for the info.

    1. That is so discouraging when the hay nets don’t last long and especially when you pay that much for them. I too would have been prodding the company to get the nets replaced. The Shires nets I talked about in this video are still holding up really well, no holes at all. Keep in touch and let me know how it goes with the Shires nets. All the best…Kim

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