Originally Posted by Smokin Guns
Heck don't never be s'keered...
RosieR and Lilly have got it figgered out...this is the first year for me to use them, I bought first cut hay and put one out ta start out the winter...I have read where if the 4-legged creatures like 'em too much ta pull 'em out or relocate them further away from water...
i'd keep them near the water, if it were me, especially in the winter. the minerals & salt are supposed to encourage them to drink water. (salt especially) you may be able to control it by not putting alot of it out at 1 time. if you already have them out & you arent seeing them standing around & eating alot of it, you should be good to go.
the problem i had w/ my milk cow was that she just gorged herself on it
& it made her constipated! constipation can kill a cow.... she was getting grain in addition to hay & the block, so it may have been a combination of things.... if you have this problem, you'll know it bc the cow will belch alot & not eat at all & the way you remedy it, is go buy some milk of magnesia. give that to them for 3 days. (a whole bottle a day, which is a chore in itself!
you should have seen me at the grocery store buying MOM. it was on sale & i walked out of there w/ 5 bottles of it. LMAO!!
that store was SO BUSY & everyone was staring at me like i was crazy.... GOOD TIMES.