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after a rather brisk ride today (i say brisk, we were chased by some cows) :lol: i finally remembered to have a look at the ingredients to the alen and page 'old faithful's special blend' here it is:

where there are stars is where the text was too bad to read
by descending weight:
25%-40% Barley
**-10% molasses#Maize
calcium carbonate
expelled linseed
oat straw
sodium chloride
Di-calcium phosphate
expelled soya oil
FOS/MOS prebiotic
herbs (they wrote herbs twice) :roll:

and it says:

Protein 10.0%
Fibre 7.0%
Moisture 13.3%
Vit A 10,000 iu/kg
Vit D 1,500 iu/kg
Vit E 80 iu/kg
OIL 3.0%
Ash 7.5%

what do we think then?

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actually i think my sister told me that too... she said she had trouble getting the acacia rats to eat a mix that had mint in it as she got a huge discount bag of rabbit mix with mint...

apart from the mint, it looks ok? but i'd still need to add wild bird mix, oats? and a protein then?

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blimey! i'll give it a go, otherwise i might be able to find a different type at my feed store without the mint, but lets face it horses love the mint!!

do you think apart from the protein and seed i'd still need to add oats or could the barley in there be enough, either way i guess the feed would be an alternative to a sack of rabbit food which they seem to leave loads of,

the research goes on!!

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cait, i think you were right about the mint thing, although i thougt the horse feed smelt delicious the mice clearly didnt think so and were pressing their faces against the tubs the next day with "i'm soooo hungry" writen all over them, i'm still using my same mixture which is getting more expensive and they dont eat it all. need to do some more research i think and i am due a trip to the feed store soon for the horses anyway.....

ian, can prob get the dog food at 'the barn shop' near royston where i go, or maybe 'frenches mill' on huntingdon road, we'll go one weekend
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