Owning horses, chickens or other livestock means you always should keep enough hay or feed on hand to feed them and make it all the way through the winter until the next growing season. You also need a way to get water to them if there was a long term power outage. This is the only way to completely protect them from anything that could affect the area’s supply of feed and water. For preparedness purposes avoid the bad habit of buying a ton of hay or a bag of feed, using it, then running to town to buy more only when it's gone. What if there was no hay available in town or anywhere else near by? Instead, get into the habit of having a large supply of feed that you rotate by using the oldest first and putting the new stuff in the back. You would continue buying new feed to replace what you just used, but you would have a large supply on hand at all times.
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Part of being a responsible pet/livestock owner means having a plan. While I don’t expect anyone to use my plans I want you to start thinking about what YOU could do. Tragedy strikes most often when we are flat footed. Sit down today and start answering some of those “what if questions”.