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post #1 of 20 Old 09-04-2007, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 20 Old 09-04-2007, 11:20 AM
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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...
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post #3 of 20 Old 09-04-2007, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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I just found hay, have been looking for weeks and just found some.
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post #4 of 20 Old 09-05-2007, 01:51 AM
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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...

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post #5 of 20 Old 09-05-2007, 06:52 AM
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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... :(
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post #6 of 20 Old 09-05-2007, 06:54 AM
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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).
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post #7 of 20 Old 09-05-2007, 07:41 AM
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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 u no this already if u dont no...with beet pulp it has to be put in water for about 10mins so it can swell up PLEASE dont ever give it to a horse when it hasnt been soken in water other wise there will be a dead horse very soon...cheers :)
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post #8 of 20 Old 09-05-2007, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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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
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BTW how much is hay going for out east?

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post #10 of 20 Old 09-07-2007, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Around $4 for square, and $30 for round
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