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post #71 of 78 Old 02-28-2012, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Well mine haven't used it as a potty yet. And my filly lays around the edge of it. So well see. Coming up on a week here soon.
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so it appears that the round bale will last 10-12 days still have a little bit left.
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That seems to have gone fairly far for you.

My 800lb round ended up lasting 8 days or so. As they shredded it I scooped the loose stuff to be doled out later. They certainly pottied in it and use it for their bed and wasted quite a bit.
I made some slow hay feeder "nets" out of a safe net like material, and that really slowed them down as far as the hoover it up behavior.

I'm back to the square bales until I can get more rounds and the nets are working well so far.
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Tblover how many horses do you have eating on a round bale? I have two eating on a 800lb bale its gone in 12 days sometimes 14 days. Minus what they poop and pee in I swear by winters end theres several round bales wasted. Around the feeder its four feet high in poop and wasted hay. All they do is stand there poop ,pee and eat 24/7 and move to get water every so often.
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Tblover how many horses do you have eating on a round bale? I have two eating on a 800lb bale its gone in 12 days sometimes 14 days. Minus what they poop and pee in I swear by winters end theres several round bales wasted. Around the feeder its four feet high in poop and wasted hay. All they do is stand there poop ,pee and eat 24/7 and move to get water every so often.

I have 3 horses on about a 1000lb bale.
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Ok that's not to bad for three on a 1000 LB bale. Several years ago before feeder days we put out rounds 1000 lbs for three. Lasted 2 weeks but they had it tore up and four feet in all directions. But to my amazment they cleaned it up but they were also moving around more to eat it. So no four feet of poop built up.The farmer we bought the hay from said they were 1000 lbs but we took one to weigh it it was 1200 lbs. That's why they lasted two weeks.
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Ok that's not to bad for three on a 1000 LB bale. Several years ago before feeder days we put out rounds 1000 lbs for three. Lasted 2 weeks but they had it tore up and four feet in all directions. But to my amazment they cleaned it up but they were also moving around more to eat it. So no four feet of poop built up.The farmer we bought the hay from said they were 1000 lbs but we took one to weigh it it was 1200 lbs. That's why they lasted two weeks.

Yea they just have a small pile left that I think might last another day or two. It depends on how much of it they clean up. They will let me know when they don't want to eat the rest lol.
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well by tomorrow morning we can probably say mr.roundbale will be bye bye. Plan on picking up another on Thursday, they seemed to really like it.

Not to bad if you ask me.
Averaged out (even though I am very sure that my two big guys ate way more than my little lady) to about 77lbs a day, or 25.5 lbs a day per horse.

It was a great way to figure out how much they would eat in a day :)
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