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    11-25-2009, 09:13 AM
  #31
Foal
pellet bedding

Pellet bedding is very easy to use, just dump the bag out, moisten the pellets to break them into sawdust and spread them in the stall. I would say it takes about 6-8 bags for a 12X12 stall, but then its about a bag or two a week, and the clean up is really easy, just scoop out the clumps. I've seen it sold for up to $375 a ton, but Woodpellets.com is selling it for $150 a ton delivered. Try calling them, their number is 1-800-pellets.
     
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    11-26-2009, 06:12 PM
  #32
Weanling
Thank you!
I've been using them the past 2 weeks, and they seem pretty good, still getting used to them though lol always have used shavings
     
    02-20-2010, 01:22 PM
  #33
Foal
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Originally Posted by filly50    
pellet bedding is very easy to use, just dump the bag out, moisten the pellets to break them into sawdust and spread them in the stall. I would say it takes about 6-8 bags for a 12X12 stall, but then its about a bag or two a week, and the clean up is really easy, just scoop out the clumps. I've seen it sold for up to $375 a ton, but Woodpellets.com is selling it for $150 a ton delivered. Try calling them, their number is 1-800-pellets.

$150 per ton delivered is GREAT, but I did not see equine pellets on their site. I just picked up a ton of equine bedding pellets locally in S. Indiana for $175 per ton. Can't find their web site right now, but I can get you their phone number if anyone wants it.
     
    02-20-2010, 11:55 PM
  #34
Foal
My barn used to use shavings then we switched to pellets. Some peple just put the pellets in the stall dry and as whole pellets, but we soak our pellets ing hot water first and let them expand and turn into almost sawdust. These work better than shavings because the are designed to seak up all the pee and stuff the once they absorb all they can you take them out of the stall. And its way easier to do the stalls with pellets because you can just take out what you need to and keep the rest without having to put more pellets in. With shavings sometimes you have to take out what you need and put in more. The pellets are way more less expensive and are easier. Sorry for rambling on. Lol. :)
     
    02-23-2010, 06:46 AM
  #35
Started
I found that they are too expensive and not worth it, just my opinion though. But then again I find paying $5 for a bag of shavings is crazy also.
     
    02-23-2010, 06:56 AM
  #36
Started
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Originally Posted by PiggyPablo    
I use Sweet PDZ...www.sweetpdz.com Awesome stuff. I've tried pelleted bedding before and couldn't stick with it...was expensive to maintain, my horse thought it was food!, and the stall didn't stay dry/smell better.
I saw that at the store yesterday! And I almost bought it, but I figured I didn't want to spend the money on it. I think I will. It says it lasts 3-4 weeks and it's safe. I just didn't want to buy it because it was in small bags and I have huge stalls.
     
    02-23-2010, 04:46 PM
  #37
Trained
A barn in my area has ended up absolutely infested with mites while using this bedding. At least 5/20 horses are covered in angry, itchy welts. A vet has diagnosed them with mites, but the BO is denying it. It started out with 1 horse having welts about 1 month ago and last week the other 4 developed welts, I'm assuming it's going to follow its pattern and more horses have it now.
I also find that barns with this bedding smell horrible even if they are well ventilated.

Personally if a barn I were considering boarding at used this bedding, I would not board there.
     

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