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    Default What are "ends"? (Hay flakes?)

    CoTH mag has article with photo of horse/stall with feeding instructions (?)
    in "ends". ie "am 1/2 end, lunch and pm 1 end".

    I have heard hay discussed in flakes, pats and slices. Anything other than "flakes" sounds weird to me. Anyone know?



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    I saw that too and was All I could think of was flakes of hay, but...
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    Hahah.... I haven't heard that term before either.....
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    Is Phillip Dutton's barn. Cannot remember his "country of origin", but that must have something to do with it. Wonder how many ends he can get his boot?
    (I could get a few square bales in the "trunk" of my Jetta. I miss that car...).
    Regional terminology is interesting. Pats and slices - from northeast US?



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    I'm from NE US and have lived in Michigan, Virginia, Georgia and now Washington state and have never heard a flake of hay called anything but a flake.

    Reading the terms pats and slices I had no idea what that meant, I could guess. And I've still never heard someone say that out loud have only seen it on BB's. Even books describe a section of hay as a flake.



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    Hubby and I both grew up within 15 miles of one another. I refer to "flakes" of hay and he refers to "slices". Of course, he was a born farmer, and I became the farmer's wife...so he is right and I had to concede defeat on this one. I still cannot bring myself to say "slice" (makes me think of limes and oranges).
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    Slice of pie? Cake? Pat of butter? or I've seen people write pad of hay - lily?

    I grew up on a farm, dairy cattle, and various other critters in PA, it is and always has been a flake of hay to me. We also grew hay. We baled small squares and before my time it wasn't baled at all, it was loose, put up in the hay mow, then dropped down to the cows below. The barn is a Pennsylvania bank barn that my grandfather built in the early 20's.



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    I grew up with them being called "sections".

    "Give so and so 2 sections of hay."

    It took awhile to get used to saying "flakes".



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    I think I've actually heard someone say "leaves" of hay, or would it be leafs? I don't know. Doesn't really matter - my horse only gets cubes now!



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    In AU, some say 'biscuits' of hay. Then they call cookies biscuits, too, so it's REAL confusing. And they thought I talked funny. And if they feed horses in the late afternoon they call it 'tea', although they really don't feed horses tea.



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    I have a friend from the UK who calls them slices of hay. Never heard ends though?



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    Why do you think they are referring to flakes? I am not sure I know many big horses that only get 2.5 flakes of hay a day. I am thinking "end" is a short form for the grain ration he gets.



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    I've heard of slices, leaves, sheaves (sp?), and sections, but never ends. So no idea...

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    Rhyadawn, no kidding!! I cannot imagine the purchase price or the upkeep!

    CHT - but if the flakes are 5lb of alfalfa, that's 12-ish lb of hay for the day, potentially in addition to being turned out all night. So "flakes" is meaningless. Maybe it is grain, don't know, hence the question
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    Ends?

    I've heard flakes, slices and squares. Not ends, though.



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    I didn't see the picture, but could "end" be an abbreviation or acronym for something and not have anything to do with hay? Perhaps a brand of feed? I agree with CHT, if you copied the amounts correctly that isn't very much hay if we're talking regular PA bales.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Seal Harbor View Post
    I think I've actually heard someone say "leaves" of hay, or would it be leafs? I don't know. Doesn't really matter - my horse only gets cubes now!
    We always called them "leaves" when I was a kid (about 30+ years ago) and I'm from New England. Now around here we refer to them as "flakes" and nothing else.
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    I'm just glad you posted this. I saw the title and knew immediately what you had just looked at! I have no idea.
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    It is the grain, Enduraevent.



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    LOL!! Well that answers that! Guess the numbers are "scoops"

    EnduroEvent I think is what you mean?
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