Eating the barn!

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    05-29-2008, 02:04 PM
Eating the barn!

Wasn't sure where to post this-

My friends' horses are eating their redwood barn! I've done some research and it seems they either are bored (very possible- their work load has deminished), deficient in vitamin/minerals, or the nibbling has just become a habit. They are fed high quality alfalfa/grass hay, and plenty of it....their feed could be rationed better, and more complete though....any ideas of how to stop them, or target the cause?
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    06-04-2008, 09:10 AM
How old are they and are they stall kept? Mine are all either in a dry lot or pasture with run in's I notice the younger ones would nibble on the wood but I'm pretty sure they have outgrown it. At least I hope so I've also noticed that since we are getting their teeth checked annually its pretty much stopped.
I also give a handful of cracked corn to everyone every day so maybe that's what stopped them
Geesh pretty wishy washy answer whichever it is they don't do it anymore.

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