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Hay Ball Feeder

Hay Ball Feeder

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Made in the USA the Hay Ball Feeder is fun way to feed your horse. The Hay Ball Feeder allows the animal to feed in a natural grazing position. Ideal for horses as well as ponies, and other small animals such as goats or sheep. The Hay Ball Feeder is 16" round and can be filled by unscrewing the 5" cap and filling with hay. Your horse will play for hours while you are controlling their hay intake.  Manufactured in one piece from strong polyethylene for years of use.

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** This product is made to order, so lead times will be longer and subject to change.**

Favorite Features:
  • Holds up to 6.5 lbs. of Hay or Haylage
  • Slow Feeding promotes natural eating patterns
  • Suitable for use in the paddock or stable
  • Recessed holes prevent dirt contamination
  • Encourages a natural grazing position
  • Ideal for animals on restrictive diets
  • Boredom Busting!
  • Made in the USA

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16" Round with a 5" Screw Cap 
Feeding holes are 2 3/4"
What Customers Say:
Hay Ball Feeder is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Waste of money; horses can't get the hay out! Well made, but a VERY expensive item, so make sure of the details before ordering. I tried it yesterday on both my quarter horse and mini horse. Once they eat the hay that sticks out thru the holes and whatever their muzzles will fish out, that's it! They can't get into the holes to pull any more hay out! So, that's the end of that. Also, I used it in my pasture area that is now only a dry lot; all growth is dead as winter approaches. That said, there is always some reason to look elsewhere to kill boredom. So, this VERY expensive toy is pretty much a bust. An associate recommended this to me. He uses one for his two horse that are stuck in small corrals. But I doubt he watches his animals the way I do, so he may be unaware? I don't know how his horses manage to get the hay out any more than mine. I'd suggest you don't try to pack too much hay in the ball. Maybe if it stays pretty loose some strands will move towards the holes. I'm not happy with this product at all.
Date published: 2023-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bordom and ‘scarcity’ Buster I have one of these for my 3 year old and just bought three more for my other horses. My big warmblood baby and my Qarab mare are too ‘easy keeper’ to be left with unlimited forage/feed. Feeding them ‘rations’ at their weight caused anxiety like you would not believe! Pacing, fence chewing, rearing and bucking, etc. They needed to feel they could forage all day without actually ingesting that many calories. I started my 3 year old on using this ball for half his daytime rations in paddock between 7 am and 3 pm given my schedule. He happily plays with the ball for hours and prefers to use it even when he has easily accessible flakes in his feed tub. He works it until it is gone (several hours) then turns back to his other flake in the tub. I’m adding a second ball and repeating for my Quarab mare. I’m pretty sure it will fix her pacing issue.
Date published: 2022-10-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from great idea but product needs upgraded I have 2 of these, I have had them about a year. They do work great as a slow feeder and entertainment but they only hold about 2 pounds of hay not the 6 pounds advertised. If you stuff in more than 2 pounds the hay won't come out and frustrates the horse. My horse like to pay her toys. The lids are made out of a thin brittle plastic that is different than the ball. I only started using the balls daily in September of last year. The lids only last a few month with daily use. I ordered 2 lids in Dec 2021, it cost about $36 with tax and shipping for 2 lids and now in February of 2022 they are both broken already. The hole for lid is big enough that a foot would likely go thru it without a lid on it. I bought one of another brand and it has had a few months use and still has no damage. The lid is thicker and a different type of plastic. I am disappointed with the poor quality of the lids and the very high price of replacing them.
Date published: 2022-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Horse loves it! She will eat out if her hay ball even before she's finished her other hay. Easy to stuff. Durable.
Date published: 2022-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great ball til my horse put his foot through it I've had this feeder for about a year and my horse loved it! Warning though... it does break. I went out to feed this morning and my horse had his leg stuck in the feeder. We had to saw it off of him. His leg was super puffy and had mild heat. Lucky my horse is the "I'm going to stand here til my mom helps me" type so he didn't do any major damage but I could see another horse panicking and getting seriously injured. I would just use supervised or replace regularly. It was in perfect condition but maybe after being out in the elements for a year it wasn't strong anymore.
Date published: 2021-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for stall rest I have a mare in rehab on stall rest. She gets 4 hay balls during the day to keep her busy. I can only use these during the day because they are noisy. In the morning and at night we use slow feed hay nets.
Date published: 2021-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for a horse on stall rest! I bought this hay ball for my horse on stall rest and he's really enjoyed it. He eats from a slow feed hay net anyway and seems to go from that to the hay ball and back if both are stuffed with parts of his normal hay ration. I was worried that if the ball wasn't completely stuffed with hay that he would have a hard time getting the hay out, but he's always cleaned it up with no problem. I pull several strands partially out of the ball to get him started, but I'm pretty sure that's not necessary and just makes me feel better. The hay ball is pricey but worth it. I give this hay ball feeder a 10!
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Horses use & love them! Purchased 2 hayballs. My Paint horse & Paint mini love them & whinny when they see them. Great for mid-afternoon diversion when you might be late for dinner feeding. Seem very sturdy & are easy to fill.
Date published: 2021-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Horses love it! Bought one for each of my geldings to slow down eating their daily flake of alfalfa hay. Works great and keeps them entertained and moving. I use it in their stalls. These balls are tough and indestructible. During stall rest my 1500 lb horse flattened his ball but amazingly it popped back out again.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable and My Mares Loves It I bought this hay ball feeder about two weeks ago for my mare who developed laminitis in February and was diagnosed as pre-EMS. She's on stall rest on a diet and I love that this hay ball feeder not only slows down her limited hay consumption in a safe way (hay nets make me so nervous!) but also that it keeps her entertained. It is very durable and my mare is not gentle with it! However, it took me a while to figure out how to load it in such a way that she was able to actually get all the hay out of it. The trick I found that worked was to pack it much more loosely and with only one small flake of hay. For my grass hay, this is about 2lbs instead of the 6lbs advertised that it holds. It does hold that 6lbs (the most I ever got in it was 6.8lbs of my hay) but when you pack it that tightly, it's next to impossible to get all the hay out.
Date published: 2021-04-08
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