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post #1 of 20 Old 06-11-2012, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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stall bedding?

I have recently decided to switch from using straw to wood shavings in my stalls. A woman at tractor supply said to use a type of pellet under the shavings. I'm not sure what she meant. What do you guys use?
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post #2 of 20 Old 06-11-2012, 11:13 PM
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I use pine pellets. I dont put anything else with it. They are at tractor suppy too normally.
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Likely she was referring to wood pellets - readily available at TSC. I guess she is layering them to use the pellets for absorbancy -- though we just use ours on their own.
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post #4 of 20 Old 06-11-2012, 11:28 PM
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I use the pine pellets, I like them since they stay put in the wind rather than blowing all over the place like the shavings tend to around here.
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post #5 of 20 Old 06-12-2012, 11:44 AM
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She was probably referring to wood pellets like another poster said. When I was doing rough board, I used woody pet and the cheaper brands of it. I personally liked it a lot, but it's not for everyone. I would mixe it in with pine shavings. They absorb the pee and what not and expand into bedding. With mixing it, my horses stall was always fluffy and clean :)
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post #6 of 20 Old 06-12-2012, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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I have box fans in my stalls, so would you recommend I use the pellets? Also how many bags would I need per stall? My stalls are 12x24.
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post #7 of 20 Old 06-12-2012, 12:41 PM
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I like the pellets a lot. Try them out. I have a 10x12 stall, and I put 5 bags as a base, and would normally add 1 bag a week. The horses only come in for a brief period to eat now, and my guy rarely *uses* his stall, so I haven't been replacing very often recently.
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post #8 of 20 Old 06-12-2012, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Alright so maybe 10 bags a stall? How much is a bag?
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post #9 of 20 Old 06-12-2012, 12:52 PM
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I have paid anywhere from 5.49 to 6.49 a bag
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post #10 of 20 Old 06-12-2012, 12:53 PM
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Ahh!!! Don't go on just my opinion though! This is my first horse!!! LOL
Others may have had better luck with more/less/mixture :)

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