|12-19-2005, 09:41 AM|
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
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?
|12-19-2005, 10:17 AM|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Back of Beyond
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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|12-19-2005, 03:45 PM|
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: North Carolina
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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|12-19-2005, 05:51 PM|
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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|12-20-2005, 10:51 AM|
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'?
|12-20-2005, 03:25 PM|
Join Date: Feb 2005
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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|12-20-2005, 03:56 PM|
Join Date: Oct 2005
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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