How much hay to horses eat daily?

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If a horse has lots of green pasture very much hay is not necessary. If they do not then one beet of hay once a day is plenty.
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Do horses eat hay?

Yes, hay is a staple of the domesticated horse's diet. Fed only on high quality hay, an average horse might eat about 50 pounds of hay per day.

How much hay do horses eat?

My Grandpa owns a horse farm and there's no specific amount. if they're adults they eat more then the kids. and some just regularly eat more!. Horses require approximately 2% of their body weight in good quality hay per day. Slightly more for growing horses.

Why do horses eat hay?

Horses are herbivores. Their natural diet is grass. Hay is simply dried grass. By cutting and drying grass in the summer, it can be stored for the horse to eat through the winter.

Do wild horses eat hay?

yes, but it is not the hay you feed domestic horses. it is just more like dried wild grasses.

How many bales of hay does a horse eat?

That depends on the weight of the bales, the weight of the horse, the current body condition of the horse, the use of the horse and whether or not the horse has another source of forage such as pasture along with hay. Horses require 1.5%-3% of their body weight in forage per day. For a 1000lb horse (MORE)

Does this horse the quarter horse eat hay?

All horses can eat hay but whether they should or not and how depends on their environment i.e if they live in a stall, or in a field, or both, the climate, etc. the amount of work they are doing, and their weight.. This is incorrect. ALL horses NEED to eat hay as the base of their diet (unless the (MORE)

How much hay does a horse eat a day?

If it's grass hay they can eat as much as they want. I don't know if this helps but I read somewhere that wild horses graze for up to 18 hours a day.

Why wont some horses eat hay?

Some horses may not eat your hay cause they dont like the texture or taste of the hay try using some different hays from different people.

Do all horses like to eat hay?

Yes, all horses love hay.. Hay is nothing but specific varieties of dried up grass. All horses love to graze - grazing is what they mostly do, thus they love grass and hay.

How much hay does a horse eat in a day?

Horses need to eat a minimum of 1% of their body weight per day inforage just to maintain digestive health. Most horses need closerto 1.5% to maintain weight and may need up to 3% depending on theiractivity level/reproductive status. This means that for a 1000 lbhorse, you need to feed a minimum of (MORE)

Can horses eat canola hay?

Canola hay is very high in nitrates and there is a good risk of nitrate poisoning with this particular type of hay so I would advise against feeding it.

How much hay does a horse need?

A horse should get between 1.5 and 2% of his body weight in quality forage (hay or pasture) everyday. So a 1,000 lb horse would get between 15 and 20 lbs of hay or pasture.

How much should a horse eat daily?

that's hard to answer with out more information. It all depends on the size and age of your horse. it also depends on how much work your horse does. on the back of the sack of horse feed.. it tells you the guideline daily amounts and how much your horse should approximately be eating

What types of hay do horses eat?

Horses eat hay or haylage haylege is a sweeter type of hay wich has a higher suger content! xxx They also eat grass, apples and different types of grain.

How much hay do heavy horses eat daily?

As with any horse, the daily intake is based on the horse's weight, plus how the horse is being used. On the average, horses need 1% of their body weight in forage to maintain a healthy body mass. As an example, my Arab, who weights 900 pounds dripping wet, eats less than ten pounds a day in grass h (MORE)

Can a horse eat Hay?

yes, that is what they eat the most if they are on a farm but other then that they eat grass and some other food that is feed to them

Why do horses eat grass and hay?

this is what they eat because it is the only thing a horse can digest along with carrots apples...etc...mainly fruits and vegetables and grass and hay is what they can digest .

How pounds of hay can a horse eat?

A overweight horse would eat about 20 pounds a day. A normal horse would eat 13 to 17 pounds a day. A under weight horse eat 5 to10 pounds a day.

What else other then horses eats hay?

cows also eay hay but not as much as horses. other animals also eat hay, but the cant be beaten in a hay eating. hay is made of grass what is dryed of, hay can get mouldy so look for black bits when feeding.

How much does horse hay cost?

The cost of horse hay varies by region and the type of hay. You can expect to pay anything from $5 a bale up to $14 a bale average for a two or three string bale of grass or grass/alfalfa mix hay. Straight alfalfa will cost more.

How much hay does a horse need daily?

This can vary greatly depending on the horse's size, health and metabolism. But as an average, an adult quarter horse will eat 2 to 4 flakes of hay a day. If he has a large pasture it can be less.

How much does hay cost for horses?

The cost of horse hay will vary from region to region. But you should expect to pay $5 to $20 for a 40 to 150 pound bale of hay. Remember to always feed horse quality hay in accordance with the horses weight and not by the flake.

How much does a horse eat daily?

About 1.5% to 2% of their body weight in grass or grass hay. Then they may eat a couple more pounds of grain if they need it to balance their work load.

What are symptoms of eating bad hay in a horse?

Heaves (COPD), guttural pouch mycosis, colic, potentially- death. . Colic. Colic is just a general term for abdominal discomfort in horses-human babies also colic. You may see your horse bobbing his head up and down or kick, roll and crib if it is colic, which is his way of showing you he's in pa (MORE)

What do horses eat beside eating hay?

You are better feeding hay plus a pellet, supplement if needed, and a good vitamin and mineral. You want a grass or rice based pellet. The processed grains such as Purina products, and Ranchway products have nothing but sugar in them and it'll make your horse go nuts. Fat based such as Envision are (MORE)

What is healthier for a horse to eat oats or hay?

Hay is the basis of a diet for horses. Grain is technically supplemental for working horses, mares in foal, stallions, etc. A horse should be able to get all of its nutrients from hay, and if its not, that's when you supplement. But like they said, oats can cause founder so it should really be fed i (MORE)

How often do horses eat hay?

they basically eat it all day. they eat close to a whole stack of hay a day. if you feed them feed along with it they will eat about a quarter to half a stack a day. including them eating grass.

How much feed and hay do you feed a Tennessee walking horse daily?

It depends on the amount of work he is doing. He will need at least 1.5- 2 % of his body weight in quality hay or pasture, though. As for grains and supplements... A horse in no work or light work will need little to no grain. My walker eats 2lbs of a low calorie complete feed to make sure he gets a (MORE)

How much hay do you give a horse?

That depends on the horses needs. If you dont know you SERIOUSLY need to find out pretty soon! Try asking a feed expert or a vet. I would personally say that it all depends on the type of work your horse does, or how long your horse stays in the stable for. My horse for example has quite a lot of ha (MORE)

How much hay should a guinea pig eat daily?

They need an unlimited supply of timothy hay if they are 6 months or older if they are younger then 6 months, pregnant, or nursing, they need alfalfa hay. They should have hay available to them at all times and if they run out give them more.

Can rabbits eat horse hay?

yes, but timothy hay is best for them, its a crucial part of their diet and helps keep their teeth managed. you should feed it every day with as much as it will eat

How much alfalfa hay can a horse eat a day?

The amount of alfalfa hay a horse can eat will vary with the quality of the hay, it's protein level, the horses age, health, and activity level. It should be kept in mind that Alfalfa hay is very high in calcium and lower in Phosphorus which can cause an imbalance if fed in excess. It is recommended (MORE)

Can horses eat dusty hay?

No, dusty hay is very bad for horses to eat, it can lead to respiratory illnesses and even to colic which can be life threatening. The same applies to mold in hay. If the hay you have is a little dusty you can try soaking it for ten to twenty minutes right before feeding.

How much hay do horses eat in a month?

The amount of hay fed to a horse in a month will depend on the horses weight and amount of work it does. A horse needs to consume about 1.5% to 3.0% of it's own body weight daily, 2.0 to 2.5% is average. A horse in light or no work should be fed 100% hay or grass daily , a horse in moderate exercise (MORE)

Do horse eat hay?

Yes horses eat hay, it is what most horses are fed as the base of their diets.

Can horses eat hay with sage in it?

Horses should not be fed sage as it can cause Sage Poisoning. Sage Poisoning causes incoordination, circling, and falling down when excited. They will have a normal temperature, appetite, and respiratory rate. It takes about two weeks for the symptoms to disappear and one of the best ways to diagnos (MORE)

How does a horse eat hay?

Horses eat hay by picking it up witht their lips and pulling intotheir mouthes. They chew it in a side to side motion, changingdirection every few chews to ensure the hay is completely chewedup. Once they have finished chewing they swallow using the musclesin their tounge.