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SMHN Feeder Boxes
Tangledmanes Hay Well
Round Bale Feeder Box located at the far end of a "C"-shaped track paddock.
The tarp roof is stretched across a PVC beam and sandwiched between edge boards and a 2x3. (tightened up after photo was taken)
To load it, I spread the Texas Hay Net across the plywood floor, and use the red "X" in the netting to center it. Then roll the bale off the pickup, and draw the opening together with a 1/4" rope.
The walls have a half-inch gap all the way around the bottom for water run-off. There are four 4x4 skids underneath.
The Texas Hay Net is large enough to surround the largest round bale. I now have a 1600# bale in this feeder box inside a Texas Hay Net.
Because my horses require extra slow hay feeding speed (8 on the 'Snarfometer'), I now also use an Equinet large bale net over the top of this arrangement, clipped to the outside of the box walls.
September 26, 2011
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