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  • Can i overfeed hay in the winter?

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    11-11-2011, 01:47 PM
  #11
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Tianimalz    
Ouch O.O I guess it depends on where the certain person lives. Here people still try to charge me between 6 and 11 dollars for a square bale, so in my situation it's best to get it in the bigger round bales when possible. That's the summer prices too... I'll have to be scraping $80 a month out of my poor bank account But in comparison I suppose that still isn't bad.

Maybe you should move to NC
I live in NC. I just paid $15/bale for orchard/alfala, and that's if I pick it up. I can't find round bales besides fescue.. I might get round bales of fescue for the winter, and supplement with the expensive stuff. But living in NC doesnt make hay cheap. At all. The least I've paid here was $10/bale for timothy/alfafla. And it was junk.
     
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    11-11-2011, 03:14 PM
  #12
Yearling
I try to give my horses enough hay to keep them busy until the next feeding since their digestive system is that of a grazer and they don't do well with a completely empty stomach. In the winter when it is colder, we up the hay some. They usually will eat for about a 30 min. To an hour and then take a break for a nap and come back later. We feed orchard and bermuda and they all do well on it. $20 a 100 lb. Bale for orchard right now!
     
    11-11-2011, 03:22 PM
  #13
mls
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Originally Posted by cakemom    
Red colicked when given a round bale while Denise had him in Texas.
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Horses will colic if you blink at them wrong.

We've had new horses come in that seem to think the hay will leave if they do. They forget to go up and drink.
     
    11-11-2011, 03:27 PM
  #14
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Originally Posted by LetAGrlShowU    
I live in NC. I just paid $15/bale for orchard/alfala, and that's if I pick it up. I can't find round bales besides fescue.. I might get round bales of fescue for the winter, and supplement with the expensive stuff. But living in NC doesnt make hay cheap. At all. The least I've paid here was $10/bale for timothy/alfafla. And it was junk.
Also depends on who you know too, but I was only joking around when I said move to NC. XD. My personal dealer only charges that small amount and lives right down the road, but obviously he doesn't stay stocked very long. It's buying from dealers that starts to hurt me personally. (they gotta make money too ik, but paying over double for hay that is half dirt sucks.)
     

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