Re: [RC] [Guest] Rats and Hay Sheds - Sullivan
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From: "Barbara McCrary" <bigcreekranch@xxxxxxxxxx>
We now have grass and alfalfa hay, which the horses LOVE
> and clean up much better than the oat hay, which the rats loved. We think
> the rats won't be attracted to the new hay because it doesn't have the
> seeds. It was pretty gross with all those rats. We turned over a few
> boards we had stored there and at least a dozen rats scampered across the
I like feeding good oat hay for several reasons. My daughters picky mare
likes it, and a vet
told me it is slightly acidic, so if you feed any alfalfa ,the oat hay
acidity helps counteract
the formation of enteroliths....
Anyway, yes, it does attract mice. I typically get 4 tons of oat hay every
year, and store much of
it outside (whatever I can feed before rains come)...and I feed it
first.....leaving me with barn stored
grass and alfalfa for the winter.
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- [RC] [Guest] Rats and Hay Sheds, Ridecamp Moderator
- Re: [RC] [Guest] Rats and Hay Sheds, Barbara McCrary