View Full Version : barley rings??

10-07-2008, 08:24 AM
Ive seen various posts refer to barley rings on here,are they a treat of some sort for bunnies?

Sorry if I'm being thick but I'm curious!

10-07-2008, 09:27 AM
I'm interested to know too, as I've never heard of them! :lol:

10-07-2008, 09:33 AM
They're for horses http://www.4furryfeet.com/xcart/product.php?productid=6610 but I feed them to the buns, only a couple as they're fattening, but they go mad for them and I can always tell if one of them is sick if they wont eat a barley ring :lol:, you get a massive sack for the money so go a long way :D

10-07-2008, 09:33 AM
:wave:. barley rings are a type of horse feed. rabbit breeders feed them to buns to fill them out or if they need a boost - buns go mad for them! i think possibly ok for a rare treat and only one of them at a time but not on a regular basis. x

10-07-2008, 09:36 AM
Ah I see!...if they come in huge sacks and you cant feed many I presume they will keep well!!

10-07-2008, 09:39 AM
Actually never checked the date on mine, but I have quite a few rabbits in and out so I probably get through mine quicker. Could you split a bag with someone?

10-07-2008, 09:42 AM
I don't know anyone closeby that keeps buns!....I do have 6 though so might get through them ok??

10-07-2008, 09:50 AM
The price and how cheap they are it doesn't matter even if you waste half a bag, try your local horse supplier they'll have some in and probably cheaper still then the net :D

10-07-2008, 09:54 AM
plenty of places near me that stock horse food,i get my bunny food from one that does horse stuff too ....I shall try,thanks!

10-07-2008, 05:35 PM
Mine all have a barley ring each once a day :D I know if a bun is poorly if they dont eat their rings :) Awesome treats :)

10-07-2008, 07:23 PM
bluebell loves her barley rings.sh gets 2 a day.x

10-07-2008, 08:35 PM
i think a bag costs about 7-8 maybe even less....but one bag will last you months....even if they get one a day.

11-07-2008, 04:26 AM
B is on alow calcium diet-should i stay clear of these?