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The Better Bucket

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Why We Love This

Double L's Better Bucket is an ergonomic feeder that is excellent for horses, cattle, and other livestock. The bucket's tapered sides cause the feed to funnel toward the back of the bucket, making feed and grain more accessible and reduces animal behavioral problems. The Better Bucket fits in a corner or on a flat wall and can be hung with either a traditional wall bracket or snap hook. The Better Bucket is built to last with a 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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20 Quarts

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The Better Bucket is rated 4.048780487804878 out of 5 by 123.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product!! The design of The Better Bucket allows my horse to easily eat all his feed. I wish I had purchased this bucket a long time ago. The price is very reasonable for such a large, well made bucket, PLUS free shipping! LOVE SmartPak!!
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent feed bucket A friend of mine had one of these for her horse and really liked it, so I decided to give one a try for a large headed horse I have. Immediately the bucket banging out of frustration to get every scrap of feed stopped. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bigger is Better When the box with this bucket came, it was about the size of a saddle. When I opened the box and saw the bucket, I hated it. This bucket is huge. Huge. The real estate in my horse's stall is not huge, so I put the bucket back in the box and grabbed the paperwork for returns. Not free. So for the 16 bucks I thought I could turn it into a planter. But before I did that, I decided to give it a try. I usually feed my horse his grain in the morning in a flat pan in his hay feeder. I mix the grain (& his SmartPaks) with water and it used to go everywhere. On the walls, on the floor and it made a big mess in his feeder & water bucket. Once a week I had to drag the feeder out of the stall and wash it out. I hung this bucket on a hook next to his feeder so that it touched the floor. Because of the slopped sides he could get his whole head into it, and the tall sides made sure almost all his grain stayed in the bucket and ultimately stayed in him. I leave the bucket there so he can finish all of his grain and when I get back in the afternoon I take the bucket off the wall, rinse it out and start all over the next day.So much easier than dragging out the feeder to clean and dry in the sun. The bucket does take up a lot of space but I think it's better for my horse and easier for me. I love this bucket. It is really a better bucket.
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for Water I bought this because i needed a flat back feeder (but not a corner one) and couldn't find anything else. It works ok but it does get spun around the way i have it hooked up. I think it would be ok for water but wouldn't recommend it for feed if your horse likes to fling his food around, it's not as stationary as a corner feeder for sure. But it is durable and looks like it would be great for a water bucket. I use it for feed but not on my horse that flings his head in the bucket.
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more annoying banging I decided to give this bucket a try as my horse managed to bite through the edge of his previous bucket. His teeth left a clear indentation where he bit the previous bucket. Once he grabbed the bucket with his teeth, the banging was on. He grabbed the bucket to situate the grain to one location and for attention. Sometimes I arrived at the barn to find his bucket outside of his stall. The banging was driving people crazy. "The Better Bucket" is aptly named. The edge is harder to grab and the grain moves to a location easy to consume. The net result, my horse no longer plays percussion with his bucket. He may be disappointed, but the humans at the barn are happy.Construction of the bucket seems good. Size is definitely large enough for my quarter horse.
Date published: 2016-04-28
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