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post #1 of 8 Old 03-06-2012, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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1lb of pellets is appro. equal to?

I want to relook at the amount of grain I'm feeding my horse, took a look at the recommended amount on the feed bag. It recommends 1lb per 100lbs of horse. What size measuring cup would 1lb of pellets be approximately be equivalent too?

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post #2 of 8 Old 03-06-2012, 05:42 PM
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My best suggestion is to get a cheapo scale to put in your barn so that you can measure the actual weight of the pellets. Even if the scoop holds 1 pound of a certain pellet, a different kind of pellet might be a pound and a half with the same volume in the scoop.
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Here's what's in a lb of Poulin horses feeds

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post #4 of 8 Old 03-06-2012, 07:11 PM
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Take a 2lb marg. tub filled level with pellets then sneak it into the grocery store scales. The clerks likely won't care. Or a one pound container, whatever you have.
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The only way to be sure is to get a scale and weigh it. Every feed is different.

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In addition to weighing your feed, you may want to consider at least a basic diet analysis to work out how much/what your horse really needs, rather than going on what the feed manufacturers tell you, as that's almost invariably more than necessary - they all want you to buy more of their feed after all!
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I'm taking a relook at my overall feeding plan just to make sure that I'm doing what's best for the two bubba's. Today, I'm sending out hay samples for analysis. Currently I using hay from two different sources, rounds bales from one farmer, squares from another. Both my horses could stand to loose some weight, they're heavy for two reasons, lack of activity and using a round bale, they're sure not heavy because they get too much feed. They hardly get any.

Most likely I'll switch to a ration balancer and will relook at their forage intake after I get the results. I want to gather a few more facts, talk to the vet and move forward in a way that provides them with adequate forage and meets their nutritional needs and not waste $$.
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag View Post
Take a 2lb marg. tub filled level with pellets then sneak it into the grocery store scales. The clerks likely won't care. Or a one pound container, whatever you have.

I did this with hay pellets for my minis. Found out a 44oz drink cup is equal to 2#

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