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        11-11-2008, 01:03 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    GW - where do you get rice hulls from?

    I wonder if it is a regional thing (??)
         
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        11-11-2008, 01:50 PM
      #12
    Foal
    We use hemp which is grown for the purpose. It is really fresh smelling, absorbent and I find it nicer that shavings. Can you get it in the US?
         
        11-11-2008, 02:57 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    I don't know if we can or not...I know that I've definitely not seen it advertised anywhere...
         
        11-11-2008, 03:29 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by geewillikers    
    Rice hulls.

    Super absorbant, very helpful in muddy turnouts or areas right by the gate that horses looooove to tear up.

    I like them because I live in a flippin' temperate rainforest and it rains like it snows in MN! Mudmudmudmud

    What are rice hulls? What do they look like? Are they expensive? Does it come in bulk like sawdust does?

    Cause our sawdust man (thats his actual name ) Just brings a dump truck and its cheap for having a 15 stall barn...
         
        11-11-2008, 08:06 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    Rice hulls are the shells of rice. Usually come in 50 lb bags for about 8 bucks. Call around; I'm not sure if they are available everywhere?
         
        11-11-2008, 08:09 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Ooooh. Huh I bet they are not in bulk. I'll check it out...
         
        11-12-2008, 10:59 AM
      #17
    Started
    Growing up I always used straw... my dad grew oats and wheat. I don't know about expensive though, around our area people would sell it for less then 2 bucks a bail where sawdust is like 4-5 bucks (sometimes more) a bag. Where I board now she uses sawdust though and I love the smell of the fresh bedding.
         
        11-12-2008, 02:23 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    Here where im at straw is $14 a bale and a huge truck load of sawdust is like $200...
         
        11-12-2008, 02:38 PM
      #19
    Green Broke
    I wish we could get sawdust...the only thing around here now is shavings...and they just aren't absorbant. I have found that the pelleted shavings work pretty good though...
         
        11-12-2008, 07:11 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    Yah I live in wearhouser territory so sawdust is pritty cheap and easy to get.
         

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