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Old 05-10-2007, 09:45 PM  
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Rye grass hay for HORSES???

Well everyone knows the troubles we've had to go through with hay this year. My hay provider called me yesterday and asked if I wanted to buy some rye grass hay for my horses. I was thinking Rye grass hay... what is that... is it safe for horses. So is this a grass hay that is suitable for horses? If so, do I feed it like coastal bermuda or what?
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:23 PM  
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Rye grass is what they plant for winter grass and yes horses can eat it.
But, you have to feed it in small amounts until they are use to it.
Where are you at in GA?
They usually only cut it now for straw, but with the hay shortage, they are now bailing it for hay.

EIEIO posted a thread on hay and I am working with her on getting a Semi load of square bales of hay here in the next two weeks or so.
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:16 AM  
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I live about 20 miles west of Macon, GA.
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:24 AM  
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Yes, you can feed Rye but Snickers is right it takes it a little getting used to. It can cause loose stools the first few days...

Yes, we are doing our bestest to get some semi loads of hay to you guys, we are trying to round it up the best we can. We can also deliver in 100 bale increments...
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:35 AM  
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I do believe Texas will have hay again this year!!! If it ever stops raining long enough to make. So if you have hay contacts in Texas--give them a call!
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:20 AM  
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TS just jinxed us!

We plant winter rye and I think that's what they're baling for hay right now. With the temperatures the way they were this spring, that's what was growing.

Feed it the way that has been mentioned and you'll be fine.
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