Net 2 is recommended for animals that seem to have a harder time maintaining body weight in pasture or animals that are used extensively and need as much nutrition as possible. It is also recommended if the round bale feed, you are using is long, stringy and coarse. Net 1 is recommended for all easy keepers (animals that maintain excess body weight in pasture). Net 1 allows for more controlled feeding for animals you want to slightly ration. Net 1 is also a must for all sheep and goats and is recommended for all square bales.
The Standard Feeder will accept any size round bale or up to 16 small square bales.
Yes. The HayBoss Feeders work great on a fence line and maintains an excellent barrier, even empty.
Yes. The HayBoss Feeder can be used to feed large pushy animals, though it is recommended to anchor the feeder to 2 posts when feeding bulls.
HayBoss Feeders have been extensively tested on many species. If the feeding instructions are followed and the proper nets and parts are used for the recommended animals, nets should last a minimum of 3 years and could last as long as 7 years. Some HayBoss customers have used their feeders for over 2 years and the net is still in exceptional shape.
Yes. There is a simple net repair kit (small piece of net, zip ties and side cutters. This is a clean and easy repair system which is demonstrated in our video section.
There are 7/16 inch fiberglass rods strategically placed every 16 inches in the HayBoss net system. This ensures that your net remains vertically tight at all times and guides the netting perfectly into the HayBoss roller system.
The size of the HayBoss nets can’t be directly compared to other non-skeletal net systems out there. The unique design of the HayBoss net system ensures the net remains in position at all times causing an animal to be more restricted than systems they can manipulate all over with their feet and snouts.
All HayBoss Feeders come with pre-set factory recommended tension. There is a left and a right roller on the feeders that could be adjusted at the top of the roller with a ½ inch drive. This is demonstrated in the “Tension Setting Video”, in our video section. (This video is COMING SOON.) What is the best way to have my round bale positioned in the HayBoss Feeder? Through all our trials and the input of our valued customers, we found that feeding the bale on end (like a paint can) is the most efficient way to feed a round bale.
A small percentage of horses getting used to net feeding may paw in frustration (this could result in a hole in the netting). If you feel one of your animals is doing this, you may want to supplement some hay while your horse is getting used to net feeding. Once the horse is comfortable with the feeder and you can see they have adjusted, feel free to stop any supplementing of feed. If chosen XL and JR feeders can be raised to 27 inches to discourage the persistent horse.
Yes. This is also demonstrated in our video section. (This video is COMING SOON.)
Yes. There is room to tip the bale into the feeder. Or if you can spear your bale from the side instead of the end, it can easily be set in. This is shown in “Loading the HayBoss Feeders”, in our video section. (This video is COMING SOON.)
Yes. These are all done the same way and are also demonstrated in our video section. (This video is COMING SOON.)
Yes. The net system comes with factory defect warranty. The structural and mechanical parts of the feeder come with a one year limited warranty. If all instructions are followed then the galvanized feeders have the potential to last a lifetime.
No. Due to customer demand, we chose to use standard spruce for a chemical free eating surface.
Being elevated off the ground allows moisture to stay clear of the floor and air to be circulated through the boards. Wood suspended in the air like this could last 30+ years.
It is very simple to change multiple or single floorboards at any time by removing the bolts and sliding the board/boards out.
With the option of changing any part and the fact that our (multi species) feeders are fully galvanized, it allows the resale value to be far superior to any feeder on the market today.
Yes. Every piece is available to allow you to always have your feeders at their best no matter what mishap may occur. Check out our online Parts Catalogue for all parts and pricing information.
The roller system is made from an industrial spring specifically designed for the HayBoss Feeders. With the spring inside the roller and neoprene caps on each end the system is simple and dependable in all weather conditions. As long as your feeder base is kept above the frozen ground, the system will work in all weather conditions.

No, the Xl feeder cannot accommodate a conventional 5 foot round bale,
but can hold 2 4×4 foot round bales

No, but a small round 4×4 foot smaller round bale can fit.

Yes, you can fit half of a large square bale in this feeder.

Yes, any large square bale can be loaded into a standard by shortening
the bale to 6 feet and placing the remaining flakes on top of 6 foot
long section of hay. Then pulling your nets around and locking your
handles in place

You can call TOLL FREE 1-844-Hay-Boss (844-429-2677) to process your order, proceed to the SHOP page, or you can find and pick up a feeder at any one of our dealers.
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