The 10 Best Slow Feed Hay Nets
This wiki has been updated 9 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 selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
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.