wanna see your 'home made' round bale feeder

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  1. biancaduplain

    biancaduplain Senior Member

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    I am TIRED of cleaning around the round bale. We have a shed for the round bale. Well it is not a real shed. It's only a roof for it ! LOL. So every day, because I am a clean freak, I go clean the poop in the padock and I try to same the hay they pull out the round ball. I put the still good hay on top of the round bale but at some point I just can save so much.
    So anyways, I looked at round bale feeder brand new and I think If we make one it will be lots cheaper. With wood of course.
    Here you come in play, SHOW ME YOURS !!!!! I want some idea.

    So feel free to say what you like or dislike about yours, how much it costed, time to do it, difficulty to do it ect ect !!!!

    thanks for your ideas.
     






  2. ThePonyWrangler

    ThePonyWrangler Senior Member

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  3. biancaduplain

    biancaduplain Senior Member

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    I prefer the #1.

    But the thing is where I put my round bale, there is a roof, so I cant put that thing on top of my round. But If I had more than 3 horses on that bale I would leave it roofless and build one like that for sure !

    thanks for the link

    By the way, I dont have a tractor ! lol we roll it by hands !
     
  4. happygolucky

    happygolucky Senior Member+

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    Not a fan of the first one at all..maybe for other animals but not horses..would be afraid of them getting their feet stuck in them and not having proper access to reaching the hay.

    You can make a wooden structure out of 4 x 4, square one that just fits over the round bale, keeps it in place, but doesnt have a roof over it...I wil try and get a pic for you.
     
  5. ThePonyWrangler

    ThePonyWrangler Senior Member

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    I used my car to roll it, flipped it on the round side, and pushed it, and had someone to direct it. It works better than by hand lol.
     
  6. biancaduplain

    biancaduplain Senior Member

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    oh god. lol. !!! I dont have that much to push it. just out the trailer and pushed little. LOL. I used to transport squares on top of my car's trunk... Yep. welcome all the scratches.
     
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    biancaduplain Senior Member

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    see the plastique fencing one like in the link, it would not help my problem. I need something to hold the hay they pull out. I dont want them to walk on it. lol.

    I was thinking something with solid plywood wall with roundist holes for the horses head (like U holes) 4 walls, with one wall that is like a door so I can open it and push the round ball inside , then shut the door and they are good to eat. and insthead of puting new round every 6 days. I can go put to 1.5 weeks. And no more waste and cleaning of the hay all over that get peed.
     
  9. aalayah

    aalayah Full Member

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    Have you considered the nets that hold the round bales? I've heard amazing things about them, never personally used them. You coyotes net it and put it under your current roof system.
     
  10. biancaduplain

    biancaduplain Senior Member

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    I tought about it . but the good ones that apparently WORKS, are pricy !
    I've heard bad reviews about home made ones...
    Open to ideas about that too
     






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