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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. 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 4.025 out of 5 by 120.
    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
    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
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