This is a funny question that someone sent us, so we thought why not answer it. Maybe you’re looking to have a mini in the back garden or even live in your own home, which is really possible.
So how much does a miniature horse poop cost?
Minis can defecate 4 to 8 times a day. It varies depending on what they eat throughout the day. With some higher fiber or oat grain, they can go more and less if they feed mainly on hay. With the slow feeding of hay, a mini will use more nutrients in the body to produce less poop. If you feed a mini at a time, many will be wasted because they can only absorb a lot of it.
One way to compare this is with people saying they drink 32 ounces of water at a time. Well, your body will only absorb about 4 ounces per hour, so the rest will go through your system and come out. This is no different with horses with water and food. If they ingest too much, they will be destroyed and also absorb fats.
Therefore, you should be careful with overeating of your mini, as it can cause complications with colic and obesity. As we have said below, information is gathered about the amount of poop they will produce. We’ve collected information from people across the country about how much manure their mines produce and what they do with theirs.
There are several ways to use horse manure, including those made in the garden, and it will work amazingly. You just have to learn how to make compost, which is very easy to make.
Mini manure horse: how much do they earn?
We love minis, but we don’t believe it, as we want to get the right information even if we are wrong. Therefore, we have selected responses from various horse websites and various horse forums. We have brought you all this information. The only thing we have changed is the grammar and spelling where needed. Other than that the answers have been the same.
Answers from real owners
1. Endiku “3-4 batteries a day seems normal” – It seems pretty normal to me. My mini mare leaves me 3-4 batteries a day. It really depends on how much forage / grain they take and when.
2. ArabianGrace “About 3-4 stacks” – My mini only poops 3-4 times h too. Get 1 haystack and no grain a day.
3. GoGoJoeGranny “4 a day is normal” – Totally normal, our Mini (newly castrated) comes out almost the same, and only in the last few weeks does it spread it out and not poop in the “stallion” style. The maximum he has done in a day is 4, the minimum is 2.
4. CandyCar “Our 2 minis produce 5 gallons per day” – Good questions! In terms of quantity, my size 2 B gives about a 5 gallon bucket a day when I weigh your food. About 7-8 gal when I
free feed hay. When I stacked it in a remote corner of our small 1/2 acre plot, in about 6 months the pile was about 5 feet in diameter X 3 feet high. He made compost for himself for 9 months and now it is like that
only once. If you have a trash can that would take it with your household trash, it would be ideal. The farther you get it from your site, the better.
If you compost it, you probably wouldn’t use it at all and still need a way to deal with the excess. I can’t help much with the composting part. I know, if done right, it’s not as easy as
some will make you believe.
5. Dixie_Belle “Complete wheelbarrow every 3 days for every two minis” – When I only had two, every three days they generated a cart full of manure. That’s a lot of poop. Now that
I have four (how did this happen ???), I just can’t keep up. I collect everything I can and put it in a big bag and the garbage man takes it. But that was in Texas. Now that I’m there
Kentucky, things are different. First of all, it hasn’t stopped raining since we got here 10 days ago, so things are very wet making the suitcases too heavy. I think with just two you should be able to
Continue. What cannot be used in the compost can only be bagged and put away with the weekly rubbish. Also, I find that when it’s dry, I can burn myself and throw poop on it (even fresh)
the pile and will burn and burn in nothing. I’ve had a stain pot like this for over a week. Every day, I would just throw that day’s poop on the embers and I would
keep smoking. I understand that when it makes an intense fly, this will help prevent the insects from coming off the horses even though I couldn’t swear it.
6. RopenRide “Easy composting with minis” – An easy method of composting … use wooden pallets for the sides, make 2 bins, keep the “cool” in one and when you have to “turn” the pile
you can put it in the other container and then, when a stack is “done”, you can lift the front pallet and remove compost from the bottom of the stack. Everything in the pile is great to grow in the garden in the fall
so that winter would begin with empty containers. There is a lot of information about composting and some methods are REALLY fast.
7. Katien “Mini we make easy to undo” – Last year I wrapped it up (garbage compactors fit into a small bucket and don’t break) and put a notice on Craigs ’list. “Free packaging
horse poop ”. I left it on the road and told him to come get what you need. I could not keep up with the demand. Most people want to give you a collection charge or it doesn’t bother me. I have it this year
he found a place about 40 miles away from me that would allow you to leave the poop on top of the hill and he would process it to the bottom of the hill and sell compost and topsoil. Take the
free poop. It will cost me about $ 20 for gas, but it costs about $ 50 more for gas to take to the dump. Our garbage will not take poop.
Easy composting horse manure
No one wants to work harder than them either. Making horse manure compost can be very easy. You may be wondering why do I have to compost my horse’s manure? Well this is simply because horses only have one stomach, so what can happen is that weed seeds basically get into their poop.
So if you take this manure and immediately spread it out for a bit like a garden or a garden, you are likely to produce quite a few weeds.
Here are some simple steps to composting manure:
- Choose a place – choose a place that is away from stagnant water and does not erode in an area consumed by the mini.
- 2 containers – you want containers, so after filling one you can move on to another. Before filling the second, the first will be ready to spread. You don’t need containers, it will just keep the smell while it’s composted and prevent it from getting into the ground. We just make compost into piles, which works great.
- Maintain humidity: keep it moist, if possible, so leave the bin open while the rains work well or just hold them in the pile and let nature follow its course.
- Heat – heat is your friend, so a container will help keep you warmer and speed up composting. With a battery it will take a little longer to make compost.
- Ready – it is ready when the manure has changed to a rich crumbled texture that has a slightly earthy smell. It will usually compost completely in 2-4 months in most seasons, except in winter. We leave ours for 6 months in the winter and it works great.
As you can see, your mini will poop about 4 times a day, depending on how much they eat. The summer months, if they are in the pasture, can be much more than up to eight times a day. Monitor them for the first year so you can know what their normal defecation cycle is.
Using or removing manure should be fairly easy once you have set up the system. People like to use fresh natural fertilizers, so just make messes and put free horse manure in it.
We have people coming and taking it out of our batteries and saying it works wonders in their garden. Be sure to make compost, which can be as simple as accumulating it and leaving it for 4-6 months.