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post #21 of 27 Old 12-13-2012, 10:24 AM
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We put our round bales on pallets to keep them off the ground and use a hay ring... and have very little waste.
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post #22 of 27 Old 12-13-2012, 11:43 AM
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When we have round bales we ration...otherwise they waste and what would have been about two weeks worth of food, turns into three or four days of food with a hay big mess. Even when put up properly you can still get a wet spot..it happens.

The only time A bale would be put in for free choice is when we had to leave for a few days, it does make caring for them easier for who ever you suckered into doing it:)
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post #23 of 27 Old 12-13-2012, 11:51 AM
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I must have pigs too.. We have 6 horses and a pony on free grazing and two free choice round bales right now, in hay rings of course.. They'll not waste a morsel with the hay ring around the bale..
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post #24 of 27 Old 12-13-2012, 12:29 PM
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LoL, Drum, have you SEEN Hickory? LoL!!!
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post #25 of 27 Old 12-13-2012, 12:36 PM
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I don't see any waste at all with our two - they are too worried about food to let any go to waste, lol.
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post #26 of 27 Old 12-13-2012, 12:52 PM
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We just throw out a round bale to them, there are 4 of them. They don't waste it. I like the round bales in the winter, a lot cheaper and keeps them munching all the time to stay warm! :)

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post #27 of 27 Old 12-13-2012, 12:53 PM
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LoL, Drum, have you SEEN Hickory? LoL!!!
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LOL Hey now! He is just generously proportioned! A tad fluffy.. We just put the round bales out last week, he definitely didn't need it before then though. He stayed fat on just grazing and a mineral block this summer..
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