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        12-21-2013, 08:59 AM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by homesteadhorses    
    i couldn't find a "dry" cup at the store? How big of a difference is it? ((used household cup)) I gave her about a Cup today 3 times a day today, had no problems. I want to order this, this should really help me measure out everything perfectly, I HATE the normal "feed" 3 quart scoops, Since if I ever have to tell someone to feed any of my animals, its hard to understand what I mean by "scoop" I think this would really help.

    FEED SCOOP SURESCOOP-Big Dee's Tack & Vet Supply
    I couldn't find "dry" cups either. Mr. WTW sells on ebay so we have a postage scale.

    What I thought was measuring out at two pounds for the Nutrena Safe Choice Senior, was actually only 1-3/4 pounds

    I have to feed the Arab three times daily so he would have been getting shorted 3/4 of a pound of feed every day.

    I think the rice bran weighs less than the Senior feed but suffice it to say, what I thought was two pounds was less when I put it on the postage scale

    None of that matters with my three Walking Horses who all need to lose weight but, if you add up 3/4 pound daily for a month, plus whatever the difference was in the rice bran it adds up to a big amount, when a horse is thin and needs to gain.

    I can re-weigh my Nutrena Safe Choice Senior, the timothy pellets and the timothy/alfalfa cubes if you'd like. That way you will know how many ounces in your "liquid" cup it takes to get a dry one pound measure and you can mark the cup
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        12-21-2013, 09:15 AM
    Green Broke
    At the bottom of this chart are the weights of wheat bran, alfalfa pellets, oats, beetpulp in measuring cups, various coffee cans and scoops. Should hold pretty much true no matter who makes them when they are just the individual feed stuffs rather than a pelleted mix of all of them rolled together.

        12-28-2013, 04:32 PM
    Looks like she needs a good worming then some good feed even a flake of alfalfa every other day!!! And don't forget a shot of Red Cell in her feed each morning! You'll have her going in no time

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