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        09-24-2008, 11:33 AM
    Green Broke
    I wouldn't back them off of anything, personally. I like for my guys to have a little extra going into winter...it's harder to put it on than it is to take it off.

    IMO, I'd wait and see what they look like come March or April, then make diet plans from there :)
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        09-24-2008, 12:32 PM
    Thanks for all the input!!! I think I will wait till March or April, that makes great sence.

    In the meantime I am going to get busy and find a quality feed that I can get on a regular basis that will not load them up on sugars. Sound like a reasonable plan?!?!
        09-24-2008, 01:22 PM
    Do you increase their grain over the winter??

    If not the amount of Enrich you would feed is just a little more then you are feeding now think 3 cups instead of 2 to make about a pound....
        09-24-2008, 05:38 PM
    We got them last October and they were thin. We started decreasing the amount of grain they got as spring came near. I'm thinking it was Early Feb and we cut them in 1/2 and then one day after we brushed them all out of their winter fuzzies I decied to really cut the grain down. We have had them on the 4 cups all summer. So I don't think I would up the grain any unless they started having dramatic weight loss. We have constant hay available free choice.
        09-24-2008, 09:03 PM
    I would say cut the grain out. They actually look pretty good for going into winter. I like to see my guys chubby in the fall.

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