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Old 12-19-2005, 10:41 AM  
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Okay, what exactly is a flake of hay?

When I look online I get a couple of different answers.

1. A flake of hay is 5 pounds of hay.

2. A flake of hay is a section of a square bale (the way it just naturally divides)

This term is new to me -- can anyone give me a definitive answer?
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Old 12-19-2005, 11:07 AM  
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I would go with 2. I have always considered a flake where it seperates. Some people do weigh their hay though. So they know exactly what their horse is getting. I just go with where it seperates though
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Old 12-19-2005, 11:17 AM  
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flake

A flake of hay is where it divides off the square bale. Technically, on a 50 pound bale, each flake should weigh 5 pounds and there should be ten of them. However, this is not always the case. So, when you feed by "flakes", be aware they are not all created equally!
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Old 12-19-2005, 11:22 AM  
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yep, thats right range, in a standard 21" X 42" bale

Now if you look at some of those giant sized 125# 3 wire bales could be a little different.
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Old 12-19-2005, 04:28 PM  
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Thank you so much -- for some silly reason it was really bothering me!
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Old 12-19-2005, 04:29 PM  
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I was always taught that it was #2!!! Never learned anything different ....
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Old 12-19-2005, 04:45 PM  
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I too go with the #2. But as said above not all flakes are created equal. I just kind of eye it and I know about how much it should weigh.
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Old 12-19-2005, 04:45 PM  
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2. My mom asked me the same question the other day,She asked how much I gave the horses and I said I gave them a flake each and she just was just confused, so I explained it to her.Evreybody else explained it pretty good. Just where a square bale divides on its own kind of.
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Flake what's a flake? How do you determine flakes in a round bale? Just kidding. A flake is how the bale comes apart but in my neck of the woods it's however much will fit in the feeder cause that's how much the horse will eat over night. But like other said every bale is different so it's sometimes better to go by weight but even better just to always keep hay in front of them.
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Old 12-20-2005, 11:51 AM  
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Yep #2... My folks asked me the same question, only they call it a 'pad'?? Where the heck do you get a 'pad' of hay?

I told them to feed 2 flakes of hay in the morning and 4 at night (its cooler). They were like, you mean these little 'pads'?

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Old 12-20-2005, 04:25 PM  
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Pads of hay - I like that.

Years of practice means I judge the hay I feed by how much it weighs when I pick it up, but if the bales are pretty uniform, it's easy to go by flakes.
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Old 12-20-2005, 04:56 PM  
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The bales that I buy, you never know what size flakes you're going to end up with! I've had some whopping in at 10 pounds, then otheres weighing a mere 2 pounds.
I would go with #2. But yes, all flakes are different.
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