Horse hay feeder from Hay Hut – A great horse round bale feeder!

Barn WorldBarn World now carries the Hay Hut hay feeder!

 As the entire country is affected by the drought, the cost of feeding your livestock continues to rise.  It’s now more important then ever to minimize waste from feeding.

Barn World carries a large selection of hay feeders to minimize waste and provide increase profits.  The Hay Hut hay feeder is a great horse hay feeder that is so easy to use and simple in design that feeding round bales to your animals is a cinch.

Horse Hay Feeder

In addition to the actual hay/cost savings, the use of large bale hay significantly reduces Labor costs and these Hayhuts help to minimise pasture stress in overstock situations and during poor forage growing conditions.

It is interesting to note how well these units stop ‘big bale bickering’ and also how they bring a strong air of calmness and contentedness across the ranch as the horses all know that they have a constant source of forage.

The unit ships in two halves with simple build instructions and takes approximately 30 minutes to bolt together. They are very easy to move, manage, load and maintain

The Hayhut is a robust, durable, and UV stabilized covered hay feeder made of polyethylene and hence it cannot rust and does not require any maintenance unlike the majority of metal feeders.

 

The Hayhut is a full 84 inches in depth so that it can accommodate the largest of round rolls now being produced in the USA and up to twenty conventional square bales or the majority of big square bales. This additional depth also allows it to be easily pushed back over very large bales, even if they have been placed on a pallet, without catching the top lip of the feeder on the bale.

It is 84 inches high so that there is plenty of headroom for the use of a pallet while still allowing for good airflow and cooling over the top of the bale.

Hayhut will fit in the back of pickup. The width of 72 inches allows up to three units (in six halves) to be transported easily in a standard bed pick-up truck (see photo).

The Hayhut is delivered in halves to reduce shipping costs and a single half unit can be ordered. A half unit can be mounted against a wall or hard structure for use with conventional square bales. It can also be mounted against a fence with a locally purchased plywood back attached for weather protection

This half unit measures 42″ x 72″ x 84″ and has four feeding windows.

The unit ships in two halves with simple build instructions and takes approximately 30 minutes to bolt together. They are very easy to move, manage, load and maintain and we have many testimonials to that effect. The Hayhut is supplied with all assembly hardware and a lifting eye for relocation purposes. It can also be relocated with a round roll by inserting the roll inside the unit. Just see our video to see how easy it is to move.

Hayhuts are warranted for 1 year. Similar units of identical material from the same manufacturer have been examined after 6 years of 24/7 use in Missouri and this leads us to believe that Hayhuts should provide at least 10 years of good service which is an outstanding return on investment.They are designed and manufactured to accommodate all sizes of round rolls up to 1600 lbs. We have incorporated bigger windows for larger horses up to 17hh and anchor points for windy conditions.

Here’s a great demonstration video:

http://youtu.be/G8rjnBk1wh4

Below are just some of the happy customers we have using Hayhuts. 
Please contact us for more information or if you wish to provide a testimonial about how Hayhut hay feeders work for you.

Gottado Ranch, Ocala – April 2011
We purchased 2 Hay Huts at an equine event in Ocala, FL. They are easy to set up and use. As soon as we had them in the field the horses came over to check it out. They were eating out of it before we left. We had a really bad rainstorm about 3 days after we started using our Hay Huts. I went out after the storm to check the hay inside the huts. The hay was bone dry! The wind did not even blow rain in the windows. The horses love it and none of them fight. There is no manure or urine in the hay because the Hay Hut prevents this. This results in almost all of the hay in the Hay Hut is being used as food rather than bedding. Thank you Hay Hut for a great product that saves time and money. We plan on purchasing another Hay Hut before next winter.

January 2011
Thank you so much
for your courtesy and help as I decided whether or not to buy your Hayhuts product, for Potomac Glen Riding School . Since we have four paddocks at Potomac Glen, each containing 5 to 7 horses, we needed at least four Hayhuts, and I was initially very concerned about what I thought might be an expensive investment.

I am very pleased 
to report that the four Hayhuts I purchased have exceeded my wildest hopes of better hay usage & economy. Without a doubt, the Hayhuts have halved my round bale usage in just the last few months, thereby cutting my hay costs substantially. The Hayhuts have eliminated hay waste by keeping the horses from sleeping & defecating on the round bale hay. They also keep the ice, snow and rain off the round bales so I no longer lose a lot of hay. The Hayhuts have also eliminated the typical wasted mound of unusable hay, and the horses eat all of the round bale hay and leave only dust. My quality if life has improved because, in addition to saving on my round bale hay costs, I have also cut my work load substantially by feeding the bales to my horses only once a week, instead of two times a week, and the paddock clean up is virtually non-existent! Thank you again for your Hayhuts. When finances permit, I will be adding two more Hayhuts to the riding school. I will be happy to talk to anyone who is interested in Hayhuts. They can contact me at (301)601-0622, or our website is www.potomacglenridingschool.com. I will be happy to tell them about my experiences and to heartily recommend Hayhuts!
Susan Hansen Potomac Glen Riding School 24201 Clarksburg Road Clarksburg , MD 20871 2.

January 2011
Eliminates almost all waste!
Just a note to tell you I don’t think you were totally truthful with me when we talked about the hay hut: you said I could probably reduce hay waste by about 30%… well I have now fed two round bales out of the hut and am COMPLETELY CONVINCED waste is almost totally non existent! I watch the horses eat every day at some time or other and it seems when they do drag a mouthful out of the hut and drop it, that before they stick their heads back in they almost always pick up what they have dropped and eat it first. If there is a mouthful laying on the ground when they first walk up to the hut they usually pick it up and eat it first! They have developed really good “table” manners. I would bet out of the two bales fed so far, not even three (YES 3!) pounds of hay has been wasted and when it has snowed it was totally protected. The price initially, did seem high but with the price of hay it will pay for itself in very short order, well worth the investment for sure! Thanks for delivering and helping me get started assembling it and Thanks for a GREAT product!

AUGUST 21st 2010
The Hay Hut is really working out well!
The horses love it. Little to no waste on the hay. The hay stays dry, and no fussing. We did learn to set the hay on end instead of the side, as on the side they were able to peal layers off and out. Not so when it’s sitting on end. Carole (Missouri)

MAY 1st 2010
I just wanted to tell you that I put up 2 huts in my fields for my 5 horses and the 2 round bales lasted 3 weeks! I was feeding 4 bales of hay/day and at $4-$5/bale/day, that was about $16-$20/day. With the Hayhuts I am only spending about $4/day! I love them! Thanks, Kelly Melberg Winlock, Wa

A letter from Pennsylvania

We wanted to drop you a note and let you know how satisfied we are with your product. We purchased three units from you in July ’09. The units were assembled and put in the pastures once we received them. We started feeding hay on and off from October until December. Starting in December we began feeding fulltime from the feeders.

Our hay usage has shown a dramatic decrease. We do not see the large hay/manure piles that we routinely had using conventional round bale feeders. By this time each winter I am usually looking for sources of hay; our barn still has enough to last us for another two months. We have the largest number of horses that we ever have had on the farm, we have used less hay than we used to with fewer animals. We have fed small square bales, large round bales and large square bales in the feeders: they handle all of these varieties without any problems at all.

We are feeding animals in a variety of sizes and breeds. They all readily use the feeders without any problems. We are feeding our foals, yearlings, broodmares, miniature donkeys and a large Thoroughbred and Irish Sport horse on these feeders. We have three pastures running at the present time, one feeder has five horses on it, one has ten broodmares and the other has six geldings and two donkeys.

Assembly of the units was easy and took only around 20 minutes per hut. The green color blends in well with our fields and makes the huts easy to find in snow drifts, lol. Ordering and delivery were easy and I believe we will easily recover the cost of the units by the end of this year or the beginning of next. The amount of hay saved and a decrease in wasted hay/manure mixed is unbelievable.

We would highly recommend your product to anyone feeding horses round bales of hay or even small bales. The quality of the huts, the cost, the performance and your customer service have made purchasing and using these units a pleasure.

Thank you, The Hillards Pat and Kathy Hillard

City of Houston Mounted Patrol
Hayhuts are everything they say they are and more. We’ve had 4 Hayhuts for over 5 months now and have already recognized a savings with less waste. All 38 Police Horses love the Hayhuts as there is always fresh clean hay available to them when they are turned out. There is no fighting over the hay and no injuries caused by the Hayhuts. We have all sizes and breeds of horses at the Houston Mounted Patrol and all of them love the Hayhuts. Hayhuts prove the simplest designs are usually the best. Our horses thank you for making such a great product!” – Sgt. Leslie Wills, Houston Mounted Patrol

Road to the Horse Chris Cox uses Hayhut Hayhuts save and preserve the hay. They keep the hay weather protected and are horse friendly.” – Chris Cox

Nebraska Blizzard
Hay Feeders for Horses
Hi Denis, Just thought I’d let you know the Hayhuts made it through their first Nebraska blizzard just fine! I thought I may find them either full of snow or blown across my feeding area, but, neither was the case. They stayed in place, no snow was inside and the horses had plenty to eat all through the storm! – Mary Anne G. – Nebraska From using one round bale every 3-3 1/2 days to every 5-5 1/2 days I have been using the amazing Hayhuts for not quite a year now. I was about done with round bales before I found these. The horses would waste so much. We had one paddock where we were feeding 1 round bale every 3 to 3 1/2 days. When we started using the Hayhut it went to 5, 5 1/2 days sometimes even 6 days. I am now using 1/2 a Hayhut in a shed and another on the fence line. We throw small square bales or flakes of hay. There is no waste doing that. When you feed alfalfa to the babies they do not stand on it any more. They love their hay hut. If you ever use one you will not let it go. What a great invention.
– Karen Bruce, Irish Oaks Farm

The mini can eat there too
“Well it’s been a week and I LOVE it. Loads of rain and all the hay dry. The mini can eat there too, if I put hay high or just put bale under opening. Another satisfied customer. Thanks!” – Vicki – Florida

 

Be sure to feed smart this summer and receive the economical benefits and ease of use the Horse Hut Hay Feeder offers.

Also visit Barn World today for all of your livestock supplies needs.  We also carry a large selection of cattle guards, hay feeders, grain bins and even 5 Star saddle pads.

Horse Feeders

The possible reason that there are available lots of f horse feeders for foodstuff (hay) is that they all strive to resolve some common problems; animal wounding, major clean ups around feeders, spoilage and being waste.

Waste of foodstuff from horse feeders surely has to be considered as foremost concern from the cost viewpoint. Nobody is fond of spending for quality foodstuff and most people always try to find all the waste made by the horse themselves or by the weather.  Nobody gives much time, giving the right quantity of foodstuff to eat for the horses who are starving for to remove waste.

Wastage from the horses themselves is sting due to the nature and quantity of the wastage in that it gets trodden and that has to be cleaned-up again and again in region of horse feeders.

In so far as wounding runs from feeders, it is very aching and traumatic to witness a horse trapped in a feeder and one definitely wants to omit that possibility.

Horse feeders must be simple to handle, light-weighted and preservation free, almost durable and should add to a healthier societal behavior of the horses in the area of the feeder.

Keeping all the above stated points into consideration; there are different types of Horse feeders available: –

Hay Hopper Round Bale Feeder

A hay hopper round bale feeder aids one to save money by eradicating waste made by horses themselves.  If one is at present making use of a round feeder then he might be dropping 10% of his hay.  If the cost of hay is $100 / ton and one feeds 2,000Ibs each day one might be dropping $300 each month or $10 each day and upto $3,600 each year in just hay.  The cost of this horse feeder will be just about $150 – $250 each to send to the neighboring 48 states.

Closed Bottom Hay Feeder

It comes in the size of 1 5/8” x 16 gauge and with closed bottom.  There is a steel shield which is joined to frame and able to hold loose silage and hay.  It has slant bars, 15 feed openings and prairie gold powder finish coat.

Double Slant Feeder

It is 8’dm at the bottom, which tapers to 6’7” at the top and aids to less silage waste.  This exclusive design lets bale be held straight while it is fed.  It has 48” height and available with 210lbs weight, and 2’ frame, 1 5/8” slant bars as well.

Feed Bunks

A feed bunk is a strong steel frame and has electro animated metal hopper which is placed for hard use.  It converts to horse feeder within few minutes with elective hay rack.  The dimensions of the feed bunks are 10’x2’x26’ and it also allows eliminating waste.

Hay Max 8’ Round Closed Bottom Hay Feeder

It helps omitting waste as it comes in clogged bottom silage feeder with the Cone feeder slot in.

Hay Cradle and Hay Max Square Feeder

Hay Max would operate with greatest use of value baled hay in square or round.  This unique design even offers for feeding evenly. The Bale is usually suspended in the cone to omit ground contact.  It is reliable, sturdy and solid construction that offers longevity of use and comes in 7’-7” square.

Heavy duty skirted Round Bale Feeder

It is 1 ½ 14ga square tubing rings and 48” tall, and red oxide primer finish as well.

Horse Combo

It comes in various sizes such as 4’x6’ horse combination, 6’x6’ horse combination and 8’x6’ horse combination.  It is 6’ tall and 45” wide and 16ga double V steel trench as well as 1” 16ga round tubing hay frame.

Horse Hay Feeder

A horse hay feeder has close bottom and has 8’ diameter feeds for any type of hay which comes in loose or baled that fits most of the bale sizes small or large, square or round.  The corners of horse hay feeder are 9”x20” rounded and all downy frames shelter horses’ manes and necks.

Horse Round Bale Feeder

Horse Round Bale Feeder is a 1” 16ga2 tubing rings and 1” 16ga round tubing scaffolds. It has green enamel finish.

Similarly there are many other horse feeders such as O’Neill Bale Feeder, Open Bottom Hay Feeder, Optional Hay Rack and many more available that enable to eliminate waste.

All the horse feeders which are available in the marketplace, many of them are of quite good quality but are not able to solve all the problems related to hay feeding.  Many of them are not weather confined, nor put off spoilage and waste.  However, few of them are very heavy duty and can not be moved easily. Some need oxidation and preservation otherwise they get to be hazardous.

As all horse feeders tend to resolve the same troubles and all do not fairly achieve something, there is a requirement for a entirely new idea, a new vision for horse feeders.

Hay Feeders

The major trouble with feeding hay outer surface to animals is that they love to throw hay around their feeder areas, make the use of hay as bedclothes and ruin it and as one becomes familiar with certainly it is a big misuse of hay particularly if one pays for quality hay.  Besides this, to make things worse, all that wasted, compacted and spoiled hay has to be cleared-up in the region of feeder or around feeder area as well as, waste and spoilage from all climatic circumstances has to be used in making hay feeders for animals.

For sure an answer to this trouble would be to give to eat only the quantity of hay that one’s animals are starving for at the time of having silage.  Thus, they would have it all and would not spoil or waste any and it also involves a person to be around when required, good climate or not.  Because most of the people wish to have leisure time to a great extent there is a requirement for unique feeding techniques where the silage could reside in the hay feeder when there is no requirement and would be kept secluded from snow, sun and rain. In this manner one can go from feeding a small number of times a day to a small number of times a month. So there are some hay feeders available that allow one to feed animals devoid of any waste of hay or silage:

Big Animal Hay Feeder

It is made for handling huge animals like dairy cows and bulls and enables to feed with comfort under top rung.
It has 8 ½ ft, stat bar and openings of 15 feed.  It is manufactured from 2”16 gaugex50, 000 psi tubing.
It is available with the Hay saver shield that measures 1 5/8”x16 gauge and having soft fit shelter for security.
It is a prairie gold power coat end.

Bunk Feeder Hayrack Assembly

It is a strong steel frame bunk and has an electro galvanize metal hopper which places up to hard use.
Bunk Feeder Hayrack Assembly is the only rack assembly.

Closed Bottom Hay Feeder

This is the hay feeder, the bottom of which is closed and works as a hay saver that comes in the size of 1 5/8”x16 gauge.

The Steel screen is joined to frame.  The opening of this hay feeder is 15 feed and has slant bars, and it has plain gold power coat end as well.

Double Slant Hay Feeder

It is 8”in diameter in the bottom and helpful to save the wastage of hay.
It has 2” frame with 1 5/8” slant bars and it is available in 210lbs weight and 48” height.
It is erected from 2”16 gaugex50, 000psi tubing and is plain gold powder coated.

Feed Bunks

It has two sizes one is 10” and another one is 12”.
Feed Bunk is a steel frame and has the electro galvanized hopper which is required for hard use.
It can be converted to the hay feeder within few minutes with possible Hay Rack.
The dimensions of Feed Bunks is 10’x2’x26’ and 12’x3’x26’ respectively.

Hay Max Square Feeder (Bottom) Frame Only

Hay Max would maximize the usage of quality hay – square or round.
This unique make offers for even hay feeding.
Bale is hanged up in cone in order to omit ground contact.
It is sturdy, reliable and solid construction offers long durability of use.
It is plain gold powder coat end.

Heavy Duty skirted Round Bale Feeder

It is built to endure the bull’s abuse.
It has 1 ½ 14ga2 tubing rings and 48” tall.
It has Red oxide primer finish.

Heavy Duty Skirted Round Hay Feeder

It is also built to endure the bull’s abuse.
It has 1 ½ 14ga2 tubing rings and having 18” heavy steel skirt and 48” tall.

Open Bottom Hay Feeder

It has 1 5/8”x16 gauge frame.
It is light-weighted, sturdy and outlasts steel and limits the hay waste.
It has plain gold powder coat finish.

Besides these, there are some other hay feeders available like O’Neill Bale Feeder, Horse and Cattle Feeder, Horse Round Bale Feeder, Horse Hay Feeder and many more.

An effectual hay feeder shall reduce the costs for people who pay for hay; it will surely reduce the effort for those people who cultivate their own silage.  Most of the hay users guess that a smaller amount of 30 percent and upto 40 percent of hay could be spoiled both by the weather conditions and horses.

Other problems like cutting of animals caused by the hay feeders and a nice societal conduct at the hay feeder must also be kept into contemplation.

Luckily, the existing hay feeders keep the silage in the feeder secluded from the climate conditions.  It is entirely secure as far as hazard of cutting in animals is concerned and it significantly improves societal behavior in the region of hay feeder. On the whole, these hay feeders would save an extensive amount of effort, time, money and hay.