##### Asked by: Ivanca Bayard
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# How many bales of hay does a horse eat per month?

Our bales are 2-strand square bales of 55-60 lbs/each, so he'd go through 1/3 of a bale daily = 2-1/3 bales weekly = 10 bales monthly. Depends on the individual horse and the amount of grass he's getting.

Keeping this in view, how many bales of hay does it take to feed a horse?

For example, a 1,000 pound horse fed a 100% hay diet would consume 25 pounds of hay each day. From October 15 to May 15 (when there is no pasture in MN), the horse would consume about 5,350 pounds of hay or 2.7 tons. This would equal 107 fifty pound small square-bales or six 900 pound round-bales during this time.

Also, how many tons of hay does a horse need per month? The "average" horse eats roughly 20 lbs of hay per day (although hard keepers may go through closer to 25 lbs daily). 20 lbs per day translates to about 600 lbs per month and 3.6 tons per year. Hay is frequently sold by the ton. Prices vary dramatically depending on where you are located and the quality of the hay.

Also asked, how much hay does a horse need per year?

Measure feed accurately and feed consistently The average thousand-pound horse who relies on hay for all their forage typically eats fifteen to twenty pounds of hay per day. Most hay is dispensed in flakes; however, the amount of hay in a flake can vary greatly, depending on the size of the flake and the kind of hay.

How long does a bale of hay last for a horse?

Most owners with 2 or 3 horses get 7-14 more days out of a bale with a 1.75" hole. For example, this time lapse video shows one bale being eaten by 3 horses over a period of 22 days. We have 6 horses at the Texas Haynet barn. One round bale lasts about 8-10 days using our regular round bale hay net with 1.75" holes.

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