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|Another unrelated photo.|
|Example of the chunks of hay I would regularly pull out of Trigger's stall prior to the chopping.|
|Well, not THAT small, it still cost $100.|
We picked up a small electric chipper/shredder from Harbor Freight (I think it's this one? We had 25% off coupon so didn't pay full price) to experiment with. I didn't want to throw money at something bigger until I was sure Trigger would eat the hay, as historically he is very suspicious of anything new or different. This was no exception.
|The first night we gave him chopped hay he very intentionally shit in the bucket 🙃 |
he hasn't done it since, so I know it was intentional, lol.
Jack and Trigger are in my old foaling stall with a homemade divider (it's janky, I know lol) and Trigger has a penchant for yanking Jack's hay under the divider and making a massive mess with it. Sooooooo DH spent some time putting a stop to that.
|Lots of scrap wood on the farm thankfully lol.|
|DH was actually really impressed with it when he assembled it, lol.|
It arrived earlier this week, and luckily it seems to be doing the trick! Chopping hay is SOOOOOOO much faster/easier now - instead of spending 30-40 minutes chopping hay for just Trigger, last night I chopped enough for both Trigger and gave some to Jack (since he is also missing plenty of teeth), and also chopped enough extra to fill half a feed bag for tonight's feeding - all in about 15 minutes!
|It is dusty, so eye/nose/mouth/hair protection is warranted unless you want to look/sound like you just ran a marathon through a dust storm lol.|