Flax (Linun Usitatissimum): is a cultivated plant grown throughout the world. The fiber is extracted from the stem of the plant and is spun into linen fabric and paper. Our bedding is made from grinding the stems. On average the yield is a length of stem between 1/8-1/2" which is filtered to remove any dust or small particles.
Instalation of Flax Bedding and Stall Maintenance
On average a 1,000lbs horse will defecate 4-13x per day producing about 31lbs of feces and 2.5 gallons of urine. This waste should be removed daily including the soiled bedding.
When changing to Flax Shives Bedding, the stall should be throughly cleaned including the rubber matting (if be utilized). In an average 12x12' stall, spread 4-5 bales of Flax. Provide the horse with his/her normal feed source to prevent them from sampling the Flax. You will need 1-2 bales per week for maintenance as the stall is "picked".
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