hay feeders

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  1. fordson major

    fordson major construction and Garden b Supporter

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    we need to get some more feeders built before winter. have had disasters with cattle round bale feeders in the past and now we feed loose hay(been through a chopper) . about jan they have to move or raise up . any ideas?
     
  2. bergere

    bergere Just living Life

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    Cutting those plastic barrels length wise and building short legs to sit them on makes some nice bunk feeders.
    Will see if I can dig around for some plans,, I know they are here somewhere.
     

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  4. Polly in NNY

    Polly in NNY Well-Known Member

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    I've used one of the plans on the Canadian Plan Site. Made three feeders and still like them 3 years later. I also found a feeder in a book that I'm going to make for in the barn use this winter. I'll try to get a pic of it and post it later.
     
  5. shepmom

    shepmom Well-Known Member

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    Hay feeder for sheep (and other plans at the ag.ndsu site):

    www.cps.gov.on.ca/english/plans/E4000/4628/M-4628L.pdf
    http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/abeng/plans/sheep.htm
     
  6. Polly in NNY

    Polly in NNY Well-Known Member

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    If you have access to the book Back at the Farm by Barbara and Dick Deming, look on page 117. Those are the feeders I'm going to make for my pens in the barn. I like the solid board on the bottom of the hay portion to keep the leaves and chaff out of their wool. Then the bottom solid board I'll use to lead feed grain for my ewes. I may narrow them up to 24 " instead of the 36" they call for. I raise mostly Jacobs so I can get by with a smaller size.
     
  7. MOgal

    MOgal Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Look at the commercial feeder at horsepasture.homestead.com. Theirs are pretty pricey but DH built a very serviceable unit of scrap wood and rebar to form the grate.

    Minimizes waste like you won't believe AND it keeps hay out of the wool.
     
  8. MAC

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