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Question for horse people about rolled oats

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At TSC today to get some chicken food and saw a bag of rolled oats for horses.  Just wondering how this differs from human food grade rolled oats?

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You do not want to eat the horse rolled oats, just one look at it will tell it's it's completely different than the kind you have in your pantry!

Citygirl loving country living with DH and my 3 children!  It's our own little "farm" on 2acres in Eastern Nebraska.  1 quarter horses-Skipper, Jack our Black Lab, Lucy grey farm cat,4 kittens, 3 Khaki Campbell ducks & a pair of Sebbies!
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Citygirl loving country living with DH and my 3 children!  It's our own little "farm" on 2acres in Eastern Nebraska.  1 quarter horses-Skipper, Jack our Black Lab, Lucy grey farm cat,4 kittens, 3 Khaki Campbell ducks & a pair of Sebbies!
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I understand.  My question was HOW is it different!

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http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/horsecare/article.php?aid=35292

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oats do normally have the hull still on them, and oat hulls are difficult to remove (and totally inedible for us, not to mention nasty in your mouth!). There are machines that will hull oats -- that's how they hull the oats they use for making oatmeal, or oat flour, for human consumption. The machinery is expensive, though. Back when people used to grow their own oats to eat, they grew naked oats, or hulless oats. But these have a lower yield than the hulled varieties, so aren't grown commercially in large amounts.


Edited by toletiquesbysam - 11/12/09 at 2:47pm
Citygirl loving country living with DH and my 3 children!  It's our own little "farm" on 2acres in Eastern Nebraska.  1 quarter horses-Skipper, Jack our Black Lab, Lucy grey farm cat,4 kittens, 3 Khaki Campbell ducks & a pair of Sebbies!
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Citygirl loving country living with DH and my 3 children!  It's our own little "farm" on 2acres in Eastern Nebraska.  1 quarter horses-Skipper, Jack our Black Lab, Lucy grey farm cat,4 kittens, 3 Khaki Campbell ducks & a pair of Sebbies!
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Thanks!  I wonder - would chickens like eating them like this?

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Originally Posted by HEChicken 

Thanks!  I wonder - would chickens like eating them like this?


Yes--they will eat them.  I have tossed out handfuls for the ladies and they like them.

chickens, ducks,, seasonal cornish X, horses,  sheep, a milk cow, asnd a milk goat, dogs,  cats, and eggs in the 'bator.. And the greatest family in the world!
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chickens, ducks,, seasonal cornish X, horses,  sheep, a milk cow, asnd a milk goat, dogs,  cats, and eggs in the 'bator.. And the greatest family in the world!
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My flock/herd loves oats.Its like candy to them.

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It cost more for rolled oats but just about all livestock and wild birds love them! Better than corn! High in fiber as well!

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