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post #11 of 78 Old 02-22-2012, 07:58 PM
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When I dragged in a 1200lb round bale for my 3 horses it lasts maybe a week. My horses are pretty wastefull and pee all over it.
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post #12 of 78 Old 02-22-2012, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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When I dragged in a 1200lb round bale for my 3 horses it lasts maybe a week. My horses are pretty wastefull and pee all over it.
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yea i have been reading alot about that. My horses are strange. they have a corner of the field they poo in and walk to the other field that they are not feed in to pee. Guess they dont like the smell lol i dont know.

I guess the best way for me to find out is to just buy it and see how much is wasted. Square bales are really hard to find this time of year around me and the ones i do find are like $7-$9 a bale for 40-50 lbs bales. I go through one bale a day so a round bale will probably save me a bit of money.
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post #13 of 78 Old 02-22-2012, 08:28 PM
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We have 5 horses together. It takes them about a week to go through the entire bale. It would last longer if it were in a feeder since they start using it as bedding and a bathroom once it's all spread out on the ground.

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post #14 of 78 Old 02-22-2012, 08:41 PM
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Yeah you should definitely try one and just see how they do since its so hard to guess how long it will last with your horses. I know my horse rips them to shreds and then wont eat the dirty pieces off the ground ;)

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post #15 of 78 Old 02-22-2012, 09:03 PM
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When I use to do roundbales and had one BIG QH/Appy mare out on it, she would take about 3 weeks to eat it. These were 600lb bales. Funny to watch before I bought a bale feeder for her because when she ate the center out and was almost through to the other side, she would stick her head in one side and out the other. The roundness being kept because the waste hay was on her back.

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When I use to do roundbales and had one BIG QH/Appy mare out on it, she would take about 3 weeks to eat it. These were 600lb bales. Funny to watch before I bought a bale feeder for her because when she ate the center out and was almost through to the other side, she would stick her head in one side and out the other. The roundness being kept because the waste hay was on her back.

lol that had to be a cute site.
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post #17 of 78 Old 02-22-2012, 09:14 PM
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I posted this "what's left of the" round bale pic awhile back, but it's still funny.
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post #18 of 78 Old 02-22-2012, 09:28 PM
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waresbear-- i am lucky hahaha :) when we had one last 12 days i was like you have go to be kidding me!!!
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post #19 of 78 Old 02-22-2012, 09:29 PM
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capercowgirl- if one horse is eating it we have had them last anywhere from 4 to 5 ish weeks
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post #20 of 78 Old 02-22-2012, 09:30 PM
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Our rounds (range 800-1000) run just almost exactly two weeks with one 6 year old TB bottomless pit and an 8 year old paint. We have a 5 year old mini too, but she really doesn't even put a dent in it like the big girls.
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