Quote:...Does 200 bales sound right?
When I'm calculating hay for the winter I go with (assuming an average size 1,000 lb horse give or take a few pounds and also assuming a 50 lb bale of hay) 25 lbs per day per horse. So, for a month for one horse you would need 25 lbs x 30 days / 50 lbs = 15 bales and for a six month period you would then need 15 x 6 = 90 bales plus add on 10 bales just in case for a grand total of 100 bales minimum. It never hurts to have extra hay, by the way, especially if you can store it in a protected (ie away from the elements and sticky fingers) place.
Last edited by Chevaux; 07-23-2013 at 12:13 AM.