FAQ's for the Hay-Saver & The Feeding Station.
Here you will find a few questions and answers. If there is anything not covered please do not hesitate to contact us.
What makes "the Feeding Station" different to Haybars or Eezhay?
The All - in - one Feeding station is the first corner plastic feeder that can incorporate and hold your buckets off the floor as well as holding a small bale of hay. Not only can it hold the bucket it allows you to use your own buckets.
Which buckets should I use ?
We recommend you use the following buckets - hopefully you will already have these on your yard.
Shallow feed bucket
Small flexible bucket - 10- 16 litres
3 gallon water bucket
These should all be readily available from your local tack /country store.
How easy is it to change the straps?
Each strap comes with pre-drilled holes so that you can simply tighten or loosen the strap - Just like a belt.
What are the dimensions of the feeder?
The feeder stands 100cm in height and 122cm wide
Can I feed haylage in The Feeding Station?
Yes of course, you can use soaked hay, haylage or normal hay. If you feed soaked hay we recommend it is washed, and fully emptied of any excess hay frequently.
Do you sell a pony version?
Curently we only sell one size of the All-In-One Feeder. However we do have a standard horse feeder, and pony corner feeder. Please email to find out who stock these products near you.
Do I get the instructions telling us how to put the feeder up?
Yes! when you recieve your feeder you will have a small package that will contain: 2 x plastic straps for the buckets
6 x large washers for attaching the feeder to the wall
4 x nuts & bolts for securing the straps to the feeder
Full set of printed out instructions.
N.B please note we do not supply the fixings for attaching your feeder to the wall. These can be easily purchased from your local DIY store.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch directly with us!
Can my horse get its head or foot stuck?
We cannot guarantee that any horse will not try to put its feet inside the Hay-Saver however all gaps are kept to a minimum size so a horse should not have any problems with trapping. Of course the horse is designed to put its head in the feeder to eat directly through the grills.
Can I only use Hay in The Hay -Saver?
NO!! You can use Hay, haylage & even soaked hay,
How can I also use the Hay-Saver to soak hay, or as a water trough?
The Hay Saver can easily be drilled with a 1” hole to take a standard water butt tap. We do not fit these ourselves as they can be easily damaged in transit. To use as a water trough simply remove the lid and fill with water- the full capacity is 250 Litres.
• Can my horse reach all the way to the bottom of the Hay-Saver to get all of the hay out?
Yes!** As the hay is eaten the grill will simply drop down to the bottom of the feeder. The trickle feeding system will also slow the feeding process down by upto 50% as the horse has to nibble and work for its feed.
How much hay can you get in?
Each hay saver can hold up to one small rectangular bale of hay.
My horse can be playful. Can he get the lid off?
no, unless it has no been closed properly.
Toppling -what will happen if my horse tips the Hay Saver over?
The grill will stop the hay from falling onto the floor. So very little hay will be wasted – if any!
Water. How can I deal with the small amount of water that sometimes accumulates in the bottom of the Hay Saver?
We recommend that the Hay-Saver is filled daily with forage. Each time you re-fill the feeder simply empty any water out then. The container itself will limit the amount of rain damaging your hay by protecting it from the elements. You can also drill drainage holes if you dont intend to use it as water trough.
What happens in high winds?
The hay saver itself weighs 10KG so should not easily blow away! However if you are in an extremely windy position we recommend simply weighing it down with some bricks.
Do you have different sizes?
Currently we are only manufacturing one size.
How many horses can use the Hay-Saver?
We only recommend using the Hay-Savers with horses that don’t mind sharing. It is suitable for three ponies or two horses to eat from at once.
What is your delivery time?
All orders are generally turned around within 7-10 working days. This will be confirmed at the time of ordering.
**the grill stops “dropping” to the base of the tub 8” (20cm ) from the bottom of the tub, however the horse can then tilt the grill and reach any remaining hay at this point it sits 3” (7.5cm) from the base of the tub. Generally by the time the grill is 8” away from the bottom of the tub there is not enough hay left to gorge on. It is just the scraps & seeds!