Freedom Feeder Full Bale Slow Feed Hay Net

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Product Summary:

Kensington Freedom Feeder Full Bale Net
 
The goal of Freedom Feeder is for every horse to have high-fiber, low-calorie forage available 24/7. Using Freedom Feeders is a way to “free” us from meal routines and help our horses live happier, healthier, and more natural lives. Freedom Feeders may also eliminate anxiety around meal time and reduce the likelihood of colic and such behavioral issues as weaving, or pacing.
The Full Bale Net is designed to hold a full 3-string bale, which can typically last a single horse 5-7 days.

Freedom Feeders are available in different size mesh openings, so that your horse can have the most optimized feeding experience.  It is important that you chose the proper opening for your equine partner:

 

  • 1" Mesh opening is ideally suited for slow feeding INSULIN RESISTANT OR SMALLER grazing animals
  • 1.5" Mesh openings is ideally suited for optimal slow feeding which is meant to mimic grazing and slow consumption
    • This is the most “One size fits all” option

 Features:

  • Use for stalls
  • Holds full bale of forage hay
  • Parachute cord closure
  • Estimated lasting time: 5-7 days
  • Made in the USA

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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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