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kckc

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new moving slow feeder
« on: January 07, 2016, 04:30:57 pm »

https://www.facebook.com/FreeRangeStabling/videos/1676061119303093/?theater     I would want the potential hoof trap at the top of the barrels fixed... but very interesting
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stablemind

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Re: new moving slow feeder
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2016, 10:45:12 am »

Can I say I'm not impressed? First you have to cement in this structure, add the flimsy looking arms, then cover it with a plastic tarp that's not going to last through the first storm. Before I went to this expense and trouble, I would sink 2-3 posts, add rings about 6' off the ground (cuz I can't reach much higher) and hang some simple, easily filled, easily replaceable hay nets.
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kckc

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Re: new moving slow feeder
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2016, 12:52:02 pm »

Yeah, I don't know where my comments went when I put this up... I wasn't  tickled about the foot trap at the top of the barrels and dragging the barrels out every day.    the tarp on top does nothing really so it would just be a fly away sometime.. it doesn't come out far enough to provide a dry place to eat, not long enough to keep rain off the track they are walking and would be limited shade I think.   Lot of work it seems to me.   
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Re: new moving slow feeder
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2016, 01:06:49 pm »

KC, that's odd...I do remember reading your comments. I wonder where they went?

Oh...I'll bet you made the comments on the FB page, not here on GHS.
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kckc

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Re: new moving slow feeder
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2016, 01:08:47 pm »

that's possible but...wow... I was so sure...   :-)
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Re: new moving slow feeder
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2016, 08:02:33 am »

The first thing that came to my mind was that this was a permanent solution. It would not take long, on a wet day, for ruts to be established around the perimeter. That would become a muddy mess in a short time here. But, maybe in areas with less rain and different soil it could work.
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