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    getnlucky

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    feed for the hounds

    Post  getnlucky on Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:14 pm

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    Hunter

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    Re: feed for the hounds

    Post  Hunter on Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:42 pm

    I use Retriever High Protien from Tractor Supply
    during running season.
    Seems to digest well and there muscle tone and
    coat looks awesome. There stamina keeps them in the woods all
    day have tried others and have not had any better luck
    with any of them.

    44magman

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    Re: feed for the hounds

    Post  44magman on Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:39 am

    I use diamond high energy I get at tractor supply . I try to get it on sale for 26 dollars a 50 pound bag . In the winter I try to add meat and fat scraps with warm water . Dogs seem to do good on it for a good price.

    getnlucky

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    Re: feed for the hounds

    Post  getnlucky on Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:42 am

    I just switched over from the retriever tothe diamond high energy. Dogs seem to be doing. Its nice not having to feed 6 cups of food to the dogs. The waste is miminimal and not nearly as awful smelling.

    jedd

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    Re: feed for the hounds

    Post  jedd on Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:25 am

    im using retriever hi energy no problem at all used it for a few years now.ive also used diamond hi energy with good results also.it just went up in price here in pa thats y i got away from it.anybody got any thoughts on the sports mixs tsp just got it this summer in my area?
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    Oakhillhounds

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    Re: feed for the hounds

    Post  Oakhillhounds on Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:48 am

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    dubes

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    Re: feed for the hounds

    Post  dubes on Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:40 am

    diamond high energy, you don't have to feed as much as the retriever and an occasional beaver doesn't hurt either.

    bones

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    Re: feed for the hounds

    Post  bones on Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:50 pm

    A good guality dog food is good ,what ever brand. But fresh water all the time is the key to healthy dogs. I just switched to mixing the evening feed with hot water just to make sure they take on more
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    Hunter

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    Re: feed for the hounds

    Post  Hunter on Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:54 am

    I agree I always water food you never no if they may
    spill water dish as soon as you leave and in the cold
    freeze up happens quickly.

    Sebago

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    Re: feed for the hounds

    Post  Sebago on Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:26 am

    I used the Diamond Hi-Energy on my bird dogs with great success. I've switched to 4-health (tsc) salmon and potatoes. There seems to be a boat load less smell. That Diamond HE could be smelled from 50 yards away when a dog dumped,whew! In the truck and house it was near lethal. 4-health is about a buck a pound but at least I can enjoy the dogs in the house and truck.

    If your dogs run I make sure they get enough and as others have said i float their food now to ensure proper hydration.

    getnlucky

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    Re: feed for the hounds

    Post  getnlucky on Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:55 am

    Hey this has turned into a pretty good conversation. It seems we all kinda feed along the same lines. I also like to add meat and my wife is able to get sandwiches from the store and they seem to be liking that.
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    Re: feed for the hounds

    Post  HOLLABACK on Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:10 am

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    44magman

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    Re: feed for the hounds

    Post  44magman on Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:05 am

    All my dogs are kenneled together so I just have one water pail tied to the fencing and put a bucket heater in it . Dogs have it available at all times but when I feed in the winter I do mix hot water and meat scraps in their food just to give them a hot meal they seem to like it and drink less from the pail of water.

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