Originally Posted by corinowalk
That is certainly a lot of grain. Coffee can should estimate around 5# per can. So 12.5# twice a day. Holy crap.
What has put the most weight on Froggy is free choice hay, a hay based feed with Flax, Beet pulp, Ricebran, corn/veg oil, apple cider vinegar. He gets 5# of that mix twice a day. Free choice forage is best to slowly gain weight.
That is a little on the high end for concentrate, but not necessarily too much. If you could tell me what exact senior feed you are feeding I could see more accurately if it's too much.
Free choice hay would be great, but since she doesn't really have back teeth that won't work well. My friend has the same problem and has them on beet pulp along with the senior feed.
But like I said the best way for fast weight gain without worrying about all the feeding problems of over graining is a high fat and added fat diet.