Originally Posted by paintedpastures
Flake of hay,well what is considered a flake??? Has it been baled tight or loosely,that will effect how much is in said flake too.
Too true. For a long time, I could have said that I was feeding my horses about a flake and a half to, at most, 2 flakes....per day.
However, these flakes came off of a bale that was 3x3x6 and weighed about 20 pounds each LOL.
But, even when it comes to small bales, there are some that are baled with really thin flakes that might add up to 2-3 pounds and there are others with really thick flakes that might be 7-8 pounds or more.
I'll be honest though, I don't measure the hay they get. I gauge it to when the wheelbarrow feels about the right weight and go from there. If they have completely cleaned up their hay from the previous meal, I give them a bit more. If they have a bit left, I give them a bit less. If they have a lot
left, I do a thorough check on them to see why they are off their feed.