Freedom Feeder Full Bale Slow Feed Hay Net

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Product Summary:

Freedom Feeder Slow Feed Hay Net Full Bale Net

Designed to carry an entire bale of hay, the Freedom Feeder Slow Feed Hay Net is perfect for slow feeding or for insulin-resistant horses. It holds up to 110 pounds of forage hay and uses a parachute cord to weave the top closed.

Features:

  • Use for stalls
  • Slow feeder
  • Can be used for goats
  • Holds full bale of forage hay
  • Parachute cord closure
  • Estimated lasting time- 5-7 days
  • Made in the USA
Note: Manufacturer recommends using net with 1.5" holes before transitioning to net with 1" holes.

Item Specifications:

Size:
5.5' x 4'

Color:
White

Material:
3mm Nylon Mesh

Style Item Number Model Number UPC
1 IN E011376 001 FF-FB1 789088072566
1.5 IN E011376 015 FF-FB1.5 789088072573

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Worth every penny
It sure frees up my mornings not having to feed and risk getting dirty before work and taking the kids to school. My horses are enjoying it too
October 13, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Bit pricey but works as intended
I have an OTTB that needs forage 24/7 and is stalled at night. He has ulcers if he doesn't eat consistently. This net has provided me with an easier way to make sure he has hay and it doesn't have to be a round bale, which is hard for me. The net is very soft and durable and easy to get on a square bale. I use a large water trough so the hay is off ground and it catches the smaller pieces. I attach it at the top to a part of the stall panel cause he does tend to toss it around if not. The only drawback is the color of the net is white and after one day it looks dirty. I wish they would have a darker color net so the dirt doesn't show. Also, be careful when you cut the hay strings..I made the mistake and cut the net with the first bale. It was fixed easy by tying a know but made me made that I did that. Don't know how hardy it will be after a year of use, but after a month it seems to be holding up fine.
August 9, 2016
poorly made!
I bought two of these for my horses. They lasted about 3 months before they ripped big holes in them. Waste of $200!!
May 17, 2015
Chincy netting easy to bite throug.
Had the product 5 months and it's very frayed and weathered. Very easy for the horse to bite through. Not happy at all, big waste of money.
March 22, 2015
Excellent product
Holds a rectangular bale that weighs up to 126 pounds without any problem. My mare is no longer trying to find a bit of hay in her sandy paddock and is happy and relaxed nibbling on her hay in its bag whenever she wants. She and I are both very happy with this Freedom Feeder hay bag.
January 28, 2015
Really cuts down on hay loss/waste
Last winter, I think I picked as much hay off the muddy ground and threw it away as my horses actually ate. Now that I put our hay in the Freedom Feeder net, I don't pick up ANY hay off the ground: my horses eat it all. I love it. I leave the Freedom Feeder net attached to the feeder I attached it to and put 4-5 hay flakes in at morning and night for my 3 horses. My only complaint is that when it's 10 degrees, my hands are pretty cold manipulating the cord to open and close the net.
January 2, 2015
Works for our sheep
We got the freedom feeder with the larger holes for our three sheep. They have adapted well to the bag and it has slowed down their feeding. We loaded a bale of hay into the bag, attached it to the metal feeder my husband made and 10 days later they are still working on the bale. This feeder will give us more flexibility when we travel away from home.
December 11, 2014
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Unfortunately my gelding ripped a hole in this bag with the first use. I mended it and tried it again with the mended hole on the bottom side of the 2nd bale. He ripped 2 more holes in the "good" side. My mare was not as destructive, but it was a waste of money for the gelding. I expected a more indestructible type of material for the money. If your horse is not ridiculously food motivated (like my gelding), then it should work great, as it did for my mare.
Holly W on Nov 26, 2016
so my horses can eat 24/7 without me filling several hay nets
MARTINE H on Apr 21, 2014
Unfortunately my gelding ripped a hole in this bag with the first use. I mended it and tried it again with the mended hole on the bottom side of the 2nd bale. He ripped 2 more holes in the "good" side. My mare was not as destructive, but it was a waste of money for the gelding. I expected a more indestructible type of material for the money. If your horse is not ridiculously food motivated (like my gelding), then it should work great, as it did for my mare.
Holly W on Nov 26, 2016
I have the smaller ones and love this product.
Lesley W on Jul 21, 2015
so my horses can eat 24/7 without me filling several hay nets
MARTINE H on Apr 21, 2014
for continuous grazing and less waste.
ANGELA B on Apr 1, 2014
I have the smaller ones and love this product.
Lesley W on Jul 21, 2015
for continuous grazing and less waste.
ANGELA B on Apr 1, 2014
has anyone tried to hang the bale size hay net? I use 2 day nets, that hang on the carabiners. they work great but I have to fill them daily. I was thinking of adding the bale feeder but am not sure if it will be too heavy with a full bale in it to hang. has anyone tried ?
A shopper on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I have hung the full bale net for each of my three horses and used heavy duty carabineers. The only issue was waste on the ground so now I use the full bale freedom feeders in a 150 gallon trough and have virtually no waste. It's an excellent way to feed our horses naturally and efficiently.
How do you stop the horses from biting through the netting or pulling it and fraying it?
Nancy N on Apr 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Good Morning. All I can tell you is that mine don't. I thought the same thing. Very skeptical. One of my horses is an aggressive eater. Eats constantly. He pulls the nets up so hard that he will actually turn the trough over. We weighted the troughs down and he still pulls them off the ground. Those nets haven't torn or frayed one bit. We've had them for 3 or 4 months now and they are absolutely fine. No issues whatsoever. Honestly, I think they're great for us and our four horses (we bought two whole bale nets and they share) and I would tell you if I felt otherwise!
will this hold a rectangular bale of grass hay that weighs up to 120 pounds? I don't know how to interpret 5' x 4.5' into a six sided bale.
k t on Dec 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I suggest going to Freedom Feeder's website for more information on what this bale net is supposed to hold. When I leave this bale net attached to the feeder I place it in, I stuff in 25 - 30 lbs (4-5 flakes for me) without issue. I believe the website said it would fit around an unopened 80 - 100 lb. square bale. I like how it works; it really slows my 3 horses down and cuts down on the mess they make. I find it is a bit of a chore to load it, however.
What keeps the horse from pulling the netting out of the trough when its almost empty? Can they be used in hay "mangers"..(upright stand) or will horse it over?
A shopper on Feb 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I used to have an upright hay manger but I got tired of my horses knocking it over all the time and having to pick it up out of the mud. I now have a round on-the-ground hay feeder -- kind of like a miniature large bale round feeder, but only about 3' in diameter. I use two carabiner clips to attach the freedom feeder net to the feeder. My horses pull and toss on the hay net but it never comes loose and my hay net is holding up great after a year of use. It has totally eliminated all hay waste.
How heavy is this?? Measurements?
Beckah K on Jan 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is not heavy as it is a sack made out of net that fits over a 3 string bale (5'5"x4'). I've had mine for a while and love it. I bought a rectangular feed tub at my local feed store to put the netted bale into.
Can the hay be wet? My horse has to have her hay washed.
tonia on Jul 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hay can certainly be wet. In fact hay soup is a good way to get a horse to drink more water if they don't like the taste of water. However, hay CANNOT GET MOLDY. Mold can kill a horse
Is this large enough for a round bale?
A shopper on Apr 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Not this net but Freedom Feeder does make nets for 4,5 or 6' round bales