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bnayc 06-11-2012 10:06 PM

stall bedding?
 
I have recently decided to switch from using straw to wood shavings in my stalls. A woman at tractor supply said to use a type of pellet under the shavings. I'm not sure what she meant. What do you guys use?

katbalu 06-11-2012 10:13 PM

I use pine pellets. I dont put anything else with it. They are at tractor suppy too normally.

themacpack 06-11-2012 10:13 PM

Likely she was referring to wood pellets - readily available at TSC. I guess she is layering them to use the pellets for absorbancy -- though we just use ours on their own.

Sharpie 06-11-2012 10:28 PM

I use the pine pellets, I like them since they stay put in the wind rather than blowing all over the place like the shavings tend to around here.

Hearts Song 06-12-2012 10:44 AM

She was probably referring to wood pellets like another poster said. When I was doing rough board, I used woody pet and the cheaper brands of it. I personally liked it a lot, but it's not for everyone. I would mixe it in with pine shavings. They absorb the pee and what not and expand into bedding. With mixing it, my horses stall was always fluffy and clean :)

bnayc 06-12-2012 11:06 AM

I have box fans in my stalls, so would you recommend I use the pellets? Also how many bags would I need per stall? My stalls are 12x24.

katbalu 06-12-2012 11:41 AM

I like the pellets a lot. Try them out. I have a 10x12 stall, and I put 5 bags as a base, and would normally add 1 bag a week. The horses only come in for a brief period to eat now, and my guy rarely *uses* his stall, so I haven't been replacing very often recently.
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bnayc 06-12-2012 11:52 AM

Alright so maybe 10 bags a stall? How much is a bag?

katbalu 06-12-2012 11:52 AM

I have paid anywhere from 5.49 to 6.49 a bag
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katbalu 06-12-2012 11:53 AM

Ahh!!! Don't go on just my opinion though! This is my first horse!!! LOL
Others may have had better luck with more/less/mixture :)


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