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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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