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post #1 of 11 Old 05-15-2014, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Feed room / feed storage

How many horses do you have? How many types of feeds/supplements do you use? How many containers and what kind do you have to store your grain and supplements in?

Just curious.
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-15-2014, 02:03 PM
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I have 2 horses.
I feed a ration balancer to both, alfalfa pellets to 1, vitamin supplement to both, and a joint supplement to 1.
The ration balancer and alfalfa pellets each have a big tall plastic tub on wheels (I found them at a recycling center, they were storage boxes for rolled up poster displays). The supplements I get come in resealable bags or buckets and they stay in those on a rolling shelf thing (also found at the recycling center).

In this pic you can kind of see the tall grey bins and the rolling shelf thing:
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post #3 of 11 Old 05-15-2014, 04:27 PM
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I have 5 horses and a pony. I don't feed supplements. No need to. I feed an 8% feed. Use round bales/pasture also. I store my feed in an old chest freezer that sits in my tack room. It holds 300 lbs of feed.

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post #4 of 11 Old 05-15-2014, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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karliejaye I love the rolling shelf idea.
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post #5 of 11 Old 05-15-2014, 04:57 PM
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I was having a major brain fart this morning, the rolling shelf is a janitorial cart. I like it since it is plastic, so it can be wiped clean when things spill, and with the wheels on everything I can move them easily when I sweep up spilled feed.
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post #6 of 11 Old 05-16-2014, 01:41 AM
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12 horses but split between 3 barns.

Barn #1 has 2 plastic trash cans with lids to hold feed. 1 mare gets a biotin supplement and it's stored in the pail it came in.

Barn#2 has 2 plastic, 1 metal trash cans. 1 holds calf-manna, another their regular grain, and the 3rd has old guy's Equine Sr. In it. He gets 2 other supplements and they are stored in what they come in.

Barn#3 is where the mini's live and since hubby is bad about latching the feed room door good the only thing stored in there is hay but I keep 2 5 gallon buckets with lids in the garage that has their feed in it.

So all in all 2 types of feed and 4 different kinds of supplements.
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post #7 of 11 Old 05-21-2014, 12:43 PM
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Where I work, they have four racehorses, two retired racers. Two hunters and a field pony. One of the racers isn't their's though, so that owner has her own feed bin.

But they have three large metal feed containers with roughly ten different types of feeds. Then they have supplements like Equicalm, garlic, joint aid, Airways, etc.

The metal containers are like the Acorn metal feed bins, two two-part ones, and one three-part ones (sections, not parts... I don't know how to describe it haha)
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post #8 of 11 Old 05-21-2014, 12:56 PM
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We feed a 14% pellet feed to our 5 horses and store 8 bags in 4 metal trash cans.
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post #9 of 11 Old 05-21-2014, 02:05 PM
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I have ten horses. They get pasture and alfalfa hay getting some 3 way grain hay this week for one horse that gets the runs from to much alfalfa.
Sr horse gets sr feeds, a+m crumbles and beet pulp. Sr feed is a 250lb barrel , other feed is large heavy industrial plastic barrels and metal trash cans.
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post #10 of 11 Old 05-29-2014, 10:44 PM
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I have 21 horses I use the rubbermaid containers. I feed everyone oat base and herbs. I also have one mare that gets a complete feed because she is 34 and her teeth are not the greatest to break down roughage. Every horse has there own tote and every horse has their own marked scoop. So you can walk through the feed room get 7 or 8 scoops and go out and feed those horses and know who gets what. Until all the feeding is done. My sunday task is to make sure every horses tote is mixed and ready for the week. It makes for a smooth week of feeding. This is just my method. I am a VERY picky person about my feed and I am very organized.
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