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Feeding hay by the flake is a very flawed method and usually results in the horse getting too much or too little forage. You should always feed a horse based on weight. A horse needs 1 to 3% of it's body-weight in food daily, hay should make up from 100% to at the very least 60% of the diet.

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There are about 12-18 flakes in a bale of alfalfa depending on the size of the bale. Horse can consume about 20 lbs of hay a day.

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How many flakes per day would a light working 1200 pound horse get?


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you can feed you horse hay, carrot and other vegges and dont forget grass

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How many pounds of Horse feed is 8 quarts of Horse feed?

There is no standard answer because the density of the pellets vary too much. Take a quart of your feed and weigh it on a kitchen scale to get an accurate weight.

How many hay bails does a horse eat in a month?

There is no set number of bails per month that a "horse" will eat. Each bail of hay varies in the number of flakes it has in it (between 12 and 15 flakes) and an average sized horse (1,000 lbs) generally consumes 3-4 flakes per day if they are not also on pasture or other sources of feed. Ponies may consume less and draft horses may consume more... horses should be fed based on their weight as a rule. The real question is "how many pounds of hay should they eat?" Bales can vary from 30 to 150 lbs. You need to weigh them. Most 1000 pound horses should be given about 15 to 20 pounds of grass hay a day, if this is their only source of roughage (as with stalled horses). So with a "normal" 50 pound bale, that just under half a bale. You must also make a distinction between how much they SHOULD eat and how much they WILL eat. Many would eat almost a bale a day if you let them. What they do, when over fed, is pick out the best bits and trash the rest.

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You should not feed by the flake but by the pound instead. Feeding by the flake is incorrect and can lead to obesity.

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How many flakes per day would a light working 1200 pound horse get?


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