How much flax seed do you feed?

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  1. Dances w/Horses

    Dances w/Horses Full Member

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    I ground up golder and brown flax seeds today to add with whole, rolled oats. I gave about 1/2 cup of flax mixed with oats, to each of the horses. How much do you usually give them and how often?
     






  2. tlwidener

    tlwidener Senior Member+

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    I feed 1 cup whole flax seeds every morning with a ration balancer.
     
  3. raisethebar

    raisethebar Senior Member+

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    I feed 1/3 cup of whole flax seeds in a mash.

    I don't mean to steal, but has anyone had problems feeding Flax when it's unboiled? I"ve fed it dry but apparently you're not supposed to because they can't digest the husks, according to Pony Club anyways.
     
  4. tabinmaine

    tabinmaine Senior Member+

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    I feed 1c day of ground flax in one serving with his other stuff.
     
  5. tlwidener

    tlwidener Senior Member+

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    Haven't had a problem.
     
  6. sorrell

    sorrell Senior Member+

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    You are supposed to grind it before feeding or most of it passes through undigested, but I have eaten whole flaxseed myself and it tends to emit a sort of goey slippery substance even with the hulls on, so as far as lubricating the stomach, they seem to do okay there! the horse gets more benefits if it is ground though.

    When I feed the ground stuff, I give about 1/4 cup a day. When I fed it whole, I gave about a half cup per feeding.
     
  7. Purpledomino

    Purpledomino Senior Member+

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    I feed 1 cup whole flax seed with the RB, added into some soaked beet pulp so that the flax sticks to the feed and gets into the horse. The mini gets a fraction of that. :)
     
  8. tabinmaine

    tabinmaine Senior Member+

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    The flax I feed is ground or stabilized. I feed 1cup of it each day...
     
  9. Dances w/Horses

    Dances w/Horses Full Member

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    So far I've fed 1/4 - 1/2 cup / day with oats (estimated, have to get an actual measuring cup) for about 4 days now, and their poop seems to be much looser, almost diarrhea like and more yellow. Should I cut back on it? Or will their system adjust to it in the next week or so?
     
  10. tabinmaine

    tabinmaine Senior Member+

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    What kind of flax are you feeding ? In what form is it ?
     






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