Anyone feed wheat hay to there horses??

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by TMNTCkins, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. TMNTCkins

    TMNTCkins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our hay guy ran out of oat hay but said he has wheat hay. Never feed wheat hay and thought I would see what others thought of it.
    Thanks
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Ask him how far along the wheat was when it was baled. The beards on wheat have tiny barbs that can cause an issue. We feed wheat hay to our cattle, but if it's not put up soon enough the barbs can cause lump jar in cattle and I would think it would be the same in horses.
     
  3. TMNTCkins

    TMNTCkins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you. I will ask him.
     
  4. TMNTCkins

    TMNTCkins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Found out it's beardless wheat so ok for the horses..
     

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