Hay net report
Posted by Lee on 6/18/2012, 2:55 pm
My two Haflingers heave been using their new Cinchchix bale bag for about 10 days now and I will call it a total success. |
The first 48 hours they inhaled a bale of grass hay, about an 80 or 90 pound bale. Poof..
Now the bales last about three days which is about right for the two of them. the Haffies are about a thousand pounds each and normally would eat about two and a half bales a week between the two of them.
This has been a really good success as far as I am concerned, they have hay in front of them 24/7 using the small mesh bale bag. The smaller mesh size slows them down just right amount, the larger mesh gave them a bit too easy a time of it and they really overate.
The bale is bagged up and placed in the old galvanized water trough that is attached to the fence panel and the hay net is attached to the fence panel also and they have never managed to get the net out of the trough.
I also have seen a marked improvement in Guthrie's tendency to get loose bowels. The vet suggested that him going long periods of time between feedings with the twice a day schedule might be contributing to the problem, and apparently that was an issue, because Guthrie is having normal poops now.
Unplanned dismounts, a way to get down and dirty..