01/07/2022

# How long does a round bale of hay last for one horse?

## How long does a round bale of hay last for one horse?

In general, a standard 40 lb. square bale of hay lasts one horse for about 3.5 days. But many factors such as age, workload, type of hay, and access to pasture grass affect how much they eat. I find most horses eat between 10-15 pounds of hay each day.

How long does a large round bale of hay last?

Hay contains 12% moisture. So 2.5% of 500kg is 12.5 kg . 12.5kg x 112/100 = 14kg 14 kg x 2/3 = 9.4kg . So basicly a 200kg round bale should last a 500kg horse with part grazing a minimum of 21 days.

### Does a round bale of hay weigh?

Round bale 48” wide x 60” dia. Hay bales can weigh between 40 lbs and 2,000 lbs. They come in two basic shapes, round and square. Round hay bales are usually quite large and weigh from 600 to 1,200 lbs.

How long do round bales last outside?

Bales Stored Outside and Unprotected

Period
Storage Method Storage Period Up to 9 months* 12-18 months
Exposed Storage Period
Ground Storage Period 5-20 15-50
Elevated Storage Period 3-15 12-35

#### How long do round bale of hay last 2 horses?

Our horses are out 24×7 with free choice round bales, and assuming there is no pasture grass to eat, they (5 horses) will go through a 5×6 round bale in 5 days (so that would be around 12 days for 2 horses).

How long does it take 2 horses to eat a round bale?

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.

## How much does a 4×5 round bale of hay weigh?

Tables

Bale Size (ft) Est. Bale Weight 2 (lb) Bale Weight After Storage Loss3 (lb)
4×5 800 720
4×6 1,153 1,037
5×5 1,000 900
5×6 1,441 1,297

Are round bales safe for horses?

But it’s a myth that horses should never be fed round hay bales. In truth, properly stored and handled round bales are perfectly safe for horses and may actually be a smart addition in many feed management situations.

### How many bales of hay does it take to feed a horse?

This is assuming the horse is not fed any other significant source of food, such as pasture or grain. An average sized hay bale (95 pounds) makes for an average of about 21 bales to a ton of hay. So, doing some quick math, that means that the average horse would eat 75 bales of hay a year.

How many horses can a round bale of hay feed?

A 6’x6’ round bale horse hay feeder for up to 10 horses at a time. Most horse people agree on one thing: as much as we love our horses, feeding them every day can be a chore. It would be wonderful if we could just set out an entire round bale and let them feed for a week. With the 606H round bale feeder for horses, you can.

#### Is the 606h bale of hay safe for horses?

At Farmco, we believe dry hay is safe hay and that’s why each of our 606H bale feeders for horses comes standard with a roof. Built with a heavy-duty metal frame and 29-gauge steel panels, the roof on our round bale horse hay feeders is made to last and designed to keep your horse’s hay dry and tasty.

What kind of hay feeders do horses need?

Built with a heavy-duty metal frame and 29-gauge steel panels, the roof on our round bale horse hay feeders is made to last and designed to keep your horse’s hay dry and tasty. The 606H round bale horse hay feeder comes with a 6’x6’ trough to hold hay bales as your horses feed. (For a larger model, check out our 610H covered horse hay feeder .)

## How does a FARMCO round bale hay feeder work?

One end of the feeder is a gate that swings open to allow round bales up to 5-1/2’ to be loaded directly from the tractor or skid loader. Fork pockets on the bottom let the feeder itself be easily moved with the same equipment. Farmco round bale horse hay feeders are built to last.

A 6’x6’ round bale horse hay feeder for up to 10 horses at a time. Most horse people agree on one thing: as much as we love our horses, feeding them every day can be a chore. It would be wonderful if we could just set out an entire round bale and let them feed for a week. With the 606H round bale feeder for horses, you can.

At Farmco, we believe dry hay is safe hay and that’s why each of our 606H bale feeders for horses comes standard with a roof. Built with a heavy-duty metal frame and 29-gauge steel panels, the roof on our round bale horse hay feeders is made to last and designed to keep your horse’s hay dry and tasty.

Built with a heavy-duty metal frame and 29-gauge steel panels, the roof on our round bale horse hay feeders is made to last and designed to keep your horse’s hay dry and tasty. The 606H round bale horse hay feeder comes with a 6’x6’ trough to hold hay bales as your horses feed. (For a larger model, check out our 610H covered horse hay feeder .)

One end of the feeder is a gate that swings open to allow round bales up to 5-1/2’ to be loaded directly from the tractor or skid loader. Fork pockets on the bottom let the feeder itself be easily moved with the same equipment. Farmco round bale horse hay feeders are built to last.