Winter feeding my boys
I have a 1300lb quarter/app cross and a 140lb mini.
Now that winter is here and the grass is getting snow covered, how much hay should the fellas be getting every day? My hay is very good quality and very high in protein.
Both of them would eat until they exploded so I really can't do free choice. The little fella is somewhat chunky as it is, but I want to be sure they get enough to eat to keep warm.
On nicer days they still get turned out for about 8 hours. On crappy days I will keep them in the barn.
Ou winter temps can vary from +10 to -20C. Sometimes it rains, snows, hails or all at once. On these days I keep the boys inside.
I have square bales stored so hay amounts in terms of square bales would be nice.