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Horse Hay Round Bale Feeder Bale Barn Horse Feeder Hut - $695 (Hickory, NC)

Horse Hay Round Bale Feeder Bale Barn Horse Feeder Hut - $695 (Hickory, NC)

  Horse Hay Round Bale Feeder Bale Barn Horse Feeder Hut - $695 Hickory, NC

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Date listed 2 months ago

Barns in stock!

(828) 315-0011

Available with or without integrated net: $850 with net; $695 without net.

Shelters hay while allowing horses access.
Horses can have free access to hay 24/7!
Will accommodate a round bale, large square bales or multiple small square bales.

I am personally saving $100 every month in hay costs!
My horses now eat the hay instead of pooping on it.

My horses are more relaxed in general since adding the Bale Barn. They know food is readily available 24/7. They are less aggressive towards each other.

The Bale Barn has a wide stance that keeps the barn stable in high winds
Solid 1 piece construction eliminates twisting and cracking as well as missing bolts
Tapered sides reduces physical contact with the horses
Light color keeps the inside cooler encouraging horses to consume hay inside the barn rather than pulling hay outside to eat. This further reduces waste.
Lighter weight allows moving the unit without a tractor. 50 is well in my rearview mirror and I can move the barn by myself. I need my husband to help me lift it. Together we can lift and carry the unit, tilt it over for placing the hay, etc.

I set an empty bale barn in my pasture during 25 mph winds. It sat there all day and did not move at all!

No tractor needed; just set bale, strip it, flip the barn. DONE!

*Eliminate the frustration of seeing expensive hay wasted by your horses
*Feeding horses round bales saves labor and money
*Optional netting prevents horses from burrowing their noses into the hay while eating hay
*Creates a safe, friendly eating environment
*8 large windows allow easy access
*Easily cover large round, square or multiple small square bales
*Strong stable one piece barn design
*Slanted sides reduces physical contact with the horses

Delivery available (some restrictions may apply).
Charges for delivery will be calculated based on distance.

Made proudly in the USA
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Why slow-feed a horse?
In addition to the benefit of having less wasted hay, and saving in both money and time, there are other reasons why horses should be fed slowly. Simply put, it's healthier for the horse.

A horse's natural feeding pattern is to consume several small forage-based meals throughout the day, often spending greater than 14.5 hours grazing each day. To mimic a more natural feeding pattern many horse owners provide unlimited access to hay or pasture, but in many cases, this results in obesity because the horses tend to consume hay in excess of their energy requirement. Therefore, it is of interest to identify feeding methods that reduce excess intake, and to extend the foraging period beyond a few hours around meal time. This method is referred to as free-choice slow-feeding.

Research Supporting Slow Feeding: Real Slow-Feeding doesn't only reduce the wasting of hay; it protects against EGUS (Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome) the most common health issue among domestic horses.

In a 2009 study Videla & Andrews showed 75% of the horses being fed twice per day suffered ulcers but "only" 58% of the horses being fed three times per day suffered ulcers.
This makes it clear that traditional feeding routines are not horse friendly and also dangerous to horses.

ยท "Boyd et al" published a study 1988 that showed that horses prefer to eat 68% of the time between 8pm and 4am but only 31% of the time between 8am and noon.

"Frequent, small meals are best for the digestive-tract anatomy," affirms Clair Thunes, PhD, of Summit Equine Nutrition ( "Horses evolved to eat nearly constantly, and as a result, they're continually secreting hydrochloric acid into their stomachs. Saliva from chewing contains bicarbonate that buffers the acid. So a near-constant food source that requires a lot of chewing increases saliva, which helps reduce the risk of gastric ulcers."

Benefits: Slow feeding gives horses something to do. This reduces boredom, which in turn reduces or moderates unwanted behaviors such as cribbing, weaving and stall- or paddock-walking.
Horses don't fast for long periods between feed times and are more relaxed overall. They suffer less digestive discomfort and aren't obsessing over food during the time between feedings.

Using the slow-feed net protects against some respiratory problems such as heaves. Classic heaves, once referred to as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), is now more accurately being called RAO, or recurrent airway obstruction. Hay dust often aggravates the condition. The slow-feed net prevents the horse from burying their noses in the hay pile, stirring dust up, and breathing it.

The Bale Barn with a slow-feed net requires horses eat in a head-down, natural, grazing position. This eliminates hay particles from falling into the horse's eyes resulting in irritations or infections.

Finally, not only is the hay protected from harmful elements such as weather and UV rays, but so is the horses' head. This extra benefit is seen in sensitive, pink-skinned, muzzles and bald faces that are so susceptible to sunburns.

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