The 10 Best Slow Feed Hay Nets

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Just because your animal isn't a pig, doesn't mean he won't eat like one. These nets help slow down the rate at which livestock consume their meals by making them work to finagle the hay out of small openings. This not only aids in digestion, but can also save you a bundle on feed costs. Be sure not to hang yours too low, though, as some animals may get their legs tangled in the mesh. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Weaver Leather

2. Derby Originals Supreme

3. Shires Deluxe

Editor's Notes

February 26, 2019:

The unfortunate truth about these hay nets is that there likely isn't a one-size-fits-all solution; rather, different models are adept at different things. For example, the Freedom Feeder Mini is perfect for use on the road but probably too small for everyday use, whereas the much-larger Derby Originals Natural Grazer is fantastic for putting in a pasture but is going to be a pain to haul around. The offering from Weaver Leather earned our top spot because it's a smart compromise between both options. However, if your budget allows, you might want to consider buying several nets in different sizes.

4. Derby Originals Natural Grazer

5. Freedom Feeder Mini

6. Horze Net

7. Kensington Bag

8. Freedom Feeder Full

9. Cinch Chix

10. Partrade Trading Corporation Ultra

Quincy Miller
Last updated by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.

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