11-09-2009, 07:23 PM
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I'm with JDI, just cut back on her feed. Get a scale and measure the weight of the grain you are giving her. Cut it a bit each week, keeping an eye on her weight. If she isn't dropping any cut it more. If she starts to lose too much, bump it up a bit. Its OK to use a scoop but do a weigh in on how much goes in the scoop. Mark a pound, 2 pounds etc, on the side of the scoop.
My kids started getting chubby when they came in off the pasture this fall and started on hay 24/7. I was only feeding 1 pound and have cut it back to half to maintain them. I'm guessing you could do the same.
Do not cut back on the hay.