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The Better Bucket

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Double L's Better Bucket is an ergonomic feeder that is excellent for horses, cattle, and other livestock. Due to the Better Buckets tapered sides, the feed funnels toward the back of the bucket making feed and grain more accessible and reduces animal behavioral problems. The Better Bucket also fits in a corner or on a flat wall with either a traditional wall bracket or snap hook to hang your better bucket.

The Better Bucket is made of durable, impact resistant, high-density polyethylene with smooth, finished edges and a heavy duty handle.

Favorite Features

  • Angular design accommodates the animal's facial structure
  • Flat back provides stability against a wall or fence
  • Fits in a corner or a traditional wall

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    The Better Bucket is rated 4.0169 out of 5 by 118.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST feed bucket! I own a Percheron draft horse.... This bucket is the best thing! It fits his head and is also very ergonomically correct. I would recommend this to anyone
    Date published: 2016-02-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from My trainer got this for her horses as their noses were too big for a regular bucket, so now it is fondly known as the "big head bucket". I got one for my horse (who has a normal sized head) because I noticed that his eyes were always squinting when he ate. I do think he likes it better than a normal bucket and it definitely seems to be easier for him to eat out of. I even noticed that he was cleaning up his powdered supplements more when I switched buckets.The only complaint I have about this bucket is that the balance is a little wonky because of the ergonomic shape. If you set it on the ground, it will tip over. But this is a small price to pay for my precious pony's comfort.
    Date published: 2016-01-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Working just fine Been using this bucket a little over a week. Yankee seems to like it, and it has stood up to his abuse - and the near-zero temperatures - just fine.
    Date published: 2016-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bucket My horse has partial sight in one eye and was hesitant putting her head into a regular bucket to eat. As soon as I put the new one in she immediately started eating all her food. Great bucket.
    Date published: 2015-11-30
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not for Drafts! My Clydesdale, Romulus, likes to dunk his hay. Thought the wider mouth and ergonomic shape might be helpful; not so. Have had much better longevity with the Equifit clean buckets. Perhaps if they rework it with titanium and a 2 inch thick handle. Score Romulus 2 Better Buckets( not) 0
    Date published: 2015-09-04
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