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  • Running out of hay what to feed horses
  • What to give horse when hay runs out

 
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    09-04-2007, 11:27 AM
  #1
Foal
Running out of hay

It has been dry here and I am running out of hay and can't find any and was wording what you guys think would be the best thing to feed in place of hay? I was thinking beet pulp with sweet feed, how much beet pulp should I give a horse?
     
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    09-04-2007, 12:20 PM
  #2
Showing
I know some people give pellets. In my area you can get hay/alfalfa cubes in stores like TSC (did buy it myself last year). Never tried beet pulp, but heard it works too...
     
    09-04-2007, 02:46 PM
  #3
Foal
I just found hay, have been looking for weeks and just found some.
     
    09-05-2007, 02:51 AM
  #4
Started
I know the feeling about finding hay, it took us months to get a good hay suply, first guy ripped us off with really bad hay, we now have a great guy who at a moments notice will have hay for us when needed........think of it this way...horses always needs roughage, I never let my horses go with out hay at any time...
     
    09-05-2007, 07:52 AM
  #5
Showing
Congrats! I was crazy looking for hay last week. Unfortunately my sheds don't fit the year supply so will have to hunt again in Dec... :(
     
    09-05-2007, 07:54 AM
  #6
Showing
FB, can you coop with couple other people and order a big load from, say, PA? I know people in my area did that (as we are pretty short on hay as well this year).
     
    09-05-2007, 08:41 AM
  #7
Foal
Beet pulp....depends on how big ur horse is I was useing beet pulp and my mare was 15hh and she had about 4 cups of it....just letting you no this already if you don't no...with beet pulp it has to be put in water for about 10mins so it can swell up PLEASE don't ever give it to a horse when it hasnt been soken in water other wise there will be a dead horse very soon...cheers :)
     
    09-05-2007, 11:08 PM
  #8
Foal
I know you have to soak it before you can give it to them,
I found a guy that has some hay and he could get a 2nd cut but don't know how good it will be it looks like we could get some rain in a few days. I am getting some of what I need from Missouri, they are the big square bales they weigh 800 lb, we don't do big square bales here, just round and maybe 60 lb squares. Thanks everybody
     
    09-05-2007, 11:52 PM
  #9
Started
BTW how much is hay going for out east?
     
    09-07-2007, 09:44 PM
  #10
Foal
Around $4 for square, and $30 for round
     

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