How much is in a coffee can

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  • How many pounds of strategy horse feed in a coffee can
  • How large is a large coffee can

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    11-27-2011, 04:11 AM
Green Broke
How much is in a coffee can

It only has poulin grain but still useful
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    11-27-2011, 02:54 PM
It seems like when I weighed my feed a BIG coffee can (the biggest one they make) 27.8oz was about 4lbs for the sweet feed and about 3.75lbs for the strategy. I could swear last time I weighed this stuff it weighed more......
Like almost double that hmmmmm. Maybe I misremember :)
    11-27-2011, 03:35 PM
I laughed when I saw this thread bc I use small and large coffee cans ALL OF THE TIME to feed the horses and the chickens. With the chickens I feed free choice, so the larger, the better.
As for the horses, you DO realize that cans of coffee are not all 16oz. Anymore?!?
I think what you should do is take a Saturday this winter and measure your cans, both large and small. I would empty your grain, for which you DO have a total weight, into another large container one can at a time. That way you WILL know how many pounds of feed one can will hold.
Also, remember that different grains weigh differently, which I learned when I used to buy oats and corn from an elevator. I would take my empty bags with me, they'd weigh my truck, fill my bags, reweigh and charge me the difference. Oats weigh about 35 pounds/bushel, corn weighs about 56 pounds/bushel, etc. NO we don't use bushels, but they have different volume weight.
Hang on to those cans!! Metal coffee cans are disappearing and being replaced by cardboard. =0
    11-28-2011, 10:28 AM
Green Broke
The best scoop or coffee can of them all is a big plastic kitchen measuring cup from WalMart. They have handles on them and the measurements are marked so you're always sure precisely how much is being fed.

I know there are 8 oz & 16 oz cups; are there 32 oz cups? I haven't baked in so many years, I don't know. I don't own a horse that eats more than 10 ounces of any of their supplements at one feeding.

I am pretty sure all measuring "things" for baking are dry measures, as opposed to wet measures

I carefully measure/weigh everyone's feed because it's too expensive to give them more than than they need and, with two of them having metabolic issues, I split hairs on the measuring lines in the cups
    11-28-2011, 02:45 PM
Green Broke
You measure a cup of flour, a cup of water, a cup of milk all with the same mark and the same cup. That is actually why I like the chart. I had a plastic measuring cup that I nearly never use and I could measure the ration balancer accurately for the pony.

I couldn't get a ration balancer at any of the 3 feed stores in town. Had to go 25 miles south.

My guess on amounts was way off. I would have been double dosing the old girl. I'm keeping the measuring cup with the feed now.

Maxwell house master blend has a nice sturdy plastic can with handle. Works nice for me to scoop beet pulp and hay stretcher out of the barrel or feed the chickens.
    11-28-2011, 02:53 PM
Weigh your feed - that way you can't go wrong. This is the setup I've been using for over 20 years:

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I use a different bucket for each horse so I can weigh their feed as needed for each one.
    11-28-2011, 03:08 PM
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I have a handily sized Tupperware container that I use to measure my grain. A slightly heaping scoop holds exactly a pound of ration balancer and 1.5 level scoops is a pound of beet pulp. It's pretty great.
Since my mare never needs more than 2 pounds of beet pulp, it works pretty well. I imagine I'd need a different container if she were less of a fatty and needed more food. Haha
    11-28-2011, 10:24 PM
Hey IRIDEHORSES where did you find that cool scale? I love it!! And totally want one :)
I'm using a puppy scale and I need one I can keep outside with the feed so it can always be measured!!
    11-28-2011, 10:32 PM
I can add that 1.5qts (as measured on my plastic scoop) of Strategy GX weighs 2lbs. Healthy edge weighs different than GX though, so I'm no help there.
    11-29-2011, 06:14 AM
Originally Posted by WildAcreFarms    
Hey IRIDEHORSES where did you find that cool scale? I love it!! And totally want one :)
Believe it or not, I got that one 20 years ago at an auction. I've seen them at TS, feed stores, and I know that Purina has one that they market.

I feed three horses like that 2x per day and the way I do it is to have the buckets ready each feeding. I give out their personal rationing, then refill their bucket and put them in my feed bin, all ready for the next feeding. Depending on the weight and the work load for each will determine how much feed I give per feeding. Accurate and easy with no guess work or mistakes.

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