We wanted to compare the relaxation eating from handy hay nets with grazing on grass.

Slow Feeding - Benefits for Animals:

  • Better for digestion as it slows down amount animals can consume PER MINUTE but is FREE CHOICE and prevents bloat and colic.

  • Simulates grazing helping to release endorphins from chewing, which keeps hind gut bacterial flora happy and healthy.

  • Obese horses will eat less but still have access to food all day.

  • Alleviates the boredom and STRESS that lead to ulcers, colic in horses, bloat in ruminants AND stops wood chewing, manure eating, etc.

  • No more bullying in the herd at feeding time = calmer animals and happier herds!

  • Slow feeding regulates insulin levels for horses with metabolic syndrome.

  • Helps prevent choke in horses.

farm animals eating from handy hay nets


Slow Feeding - Benefits for Humans:

  • No more wasted hay.

  • Save up to 50% in hay costs!

  • No more rushing home to feed, or getting up at the crack of dawn because animals are hungry and calling!

  • Your horse is ready to be ridden at any time, saving precious time before a show/event.

  • Pre-load your Handy Hay Nets so feeding time is quick and easy.

  • No more pushy/aggressive animals at feeding time.

  • Need to soak your hay to reduce sugar content? No problem, just fill and submerge.



Why Handy Hay Nets?

  • They are affordable and hand made in Canada.

  • Our seams are hand *sewn, which makes them more flexible and longer lasting *compared to machine sewn seams.

  • They are easy to load and tie.

  • Our tie string comes in many colours, so each animal can have their own, (handy for barns or boarding facilities).

  • Our netting is made of strong soft nylon, which is very gentle on muzzles.

  • There are no knots on our bags for animals to grab or chew.

Pazzaz with her Handy Hay Net.

Pazzaz with her Handy Hay Net.


My goats love Handy Hay Nets! The small (1”) gauge of the netting material reduces hay waste by almost 50% and it cannot be damaged by their hooves or teeth because the bag swings away from them if they try to climb on it or chew it. When the net is hung in an open place, it is accessible to 6 goats at a time and prevents jostling for feeder space.
— C. Kelly


Getting Started - Filling your Handy Hay Nets

Slow Feeding for Horses

Slow Feeding for Horses

Slow Feeding for Other Farm Animals

Slow Feeding for Other Farm Animals