2" square holes to make your horse eat slower and make less of a mess.
Colors may vary.
- Size: Large (40")
- Type: Hay Bag
- Style: Slow Feed
"You get what you pay for"
Yes they are cheap and made in China. The drawstring ties break easily. But I find these very useful for ground feeding. I replace the tie string with a carabiner clip to secure it closed and then leave the bag on the ground so the horses can eat in a more natural position. The holes are too small for hooves to get caught. You can even double-bag these to make them eat even slower.
I used to use a a hay bag with a hole in the side, but it only held around 1 flake, and in the case of a horse stalled all day in the winter is not very efficient. It holds roughly 3 flakes, none is dropped or wasted, and keeps the horses constantly eating because it slows them down so less hay is needed.
Ripped and frayed after 1 night of use. And this happened with all 3 bags that I bought. Not worth the money. Very disappointed
"Great hay bag"
I bought 3 of these bags to use in the new hay racks. I have a very feisty eater, who previously has broken 4 metal bucket clasps. He has yet to destroy the bag or even tear a hole in it. All 3 are holding up well.
Some people have mentioned it breaking after two days. Mine came untied the first time I tried to use it. BUT, just re-tie it and you have a perfect hay net. I've been using mine every day for the entire winter and never had another issue. I'm buying more to have extra on hand.
Have found these very useful for my hay overeaters...slows their eating and slows the waste. I have found the main cinch cord breaks where it is joined together but you can just tie a knot and have been using them successfully everyday for 4 months and am planning on buying more.
I orginally got 2 slow feed hay nets from SmartPak, but they were $17 a piece. So, when I saw these at Jeffers for $7.50, I picked one up. Glad I only got one. Started using it on Wed. and it broke on Sunday. The others are still going strong and my horses really pull hard on them. Already ordered a replacement from SmartPak. Cheaper isn't always better. Don't waste your money with these.
"Not very durable"
I ordered 12 of these to use for my 6 horses. I have used them 3 times now and the durability of these hay bags is very low. The tie straps break constantly. They are also hard to get to stay open to fill. (I put them in a muck bucket draped over the side for filling) Not happy with them at all. Cheaper is NOT better in this case.