BUCKEYE NUTRITION Foal Starter Milk-Based Pelleted Horse Feed, 50-lb bag - Chewy.com

Buckeye Nutrition Foal Starter Milk-Based Pelleted Horse Feed, 50-lb bag

By Buckeye Nutrition
Rated 4.8261 out of 5 stars
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About This Item


  • Easily digestible and palatable diet specifically designed for foals under three months of age.
  • Free-choice creep feed for foals transitioning from nursing.
  • Provides essential vitamins and trace minerals to support healthy growth and development.
  • Contains higher levels of vitamins E and C and selenium to help optimize the foal's natural immune defenses.
  • Milk-based pelleted feed aids in minimizing the occurrence of DODs (developmental orthopedic diseases).

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Questions & Answers

5 Customer Questions

Could this be used as a milk pellet for baby goats to start transitioning to grain?
Answer by ChewyFeb 10, 2023
The Foal Starter should be OK for a baby goat transitioning to grain. Be sure to keep in mind the feeding directions – for a horse, 1 lb. of Foal Starter per 100 lbs. of body weight is recommended. A baby goat won’t weigh anywhere near 100 lbs., so reduce the recommended feeding rate accordingly (i.e. if the goat weighs 10 lbs. (10% of 100), feed about 45 grams (10% of 1 lb., or 10% of 454 g) of Foal Starter.)

Our filly is one eel old. Can she chew this?
Answer by ChewyMay 05, 2022
This feed is specifically designed for foals under three months of age.

Can this product be fed to nursing mares?
Answer by ChewyJun 03, 2020
This horse feed is suitable for all nursing, orphaned or rejected foals.

Could I use this on a young goat?
Answer by ChewyMay 11, 2020
This food is intended for horses.

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Rated 4.8261 out of 5 stars
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23 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By TRISHA on May 25, 2023



Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By HorseVetClinicOwner on May 9, 2023

Foal Starter Buckeye

Great product. Very happy with the nutritional aspects of product. Very palatable for the foal. Highly recommend.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cody on Oct 11, 2022

Great stuff

Great stuff. Orphaned filly loves it. Has helped her tremendously transition from bottle to feed. Fast shipping. Awesome customer service!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LoveOfMustangs on Jul 5, 2022

Great Start for Foals, Minus the Smell

I supplemented my filly's diet with this after she was about a month old. She would NOT eat it at first. I stuck my face near it and realized that it smelled awful, like PlayDoh. I got creative and sprinkled Farnam's Apple Electrolytes on it and now she loves the stuff. She is growing fast and strong and when she's done with this bag, I'll probably transition her to Buckeye's "Growth" feed.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lovemycolt on Apr 14, 2022

Really impressed!!

I am very happy Buckeye Nutrition came up with a product for foals that lost their momma and refusing to take a bottle. He has been eating this product for a 3wks now and he is happy, healthy foal.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Emperez52 on Nov 24, 2021

Yummy Stuff

All of my Foals Love a Little Snack of this Daily! They Gobble it down & look Fantastic! Feeding this Product up to their 5-6 month, to help with Weaning & their Pre-Sale Look!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By jae1 on Jun 2, 2021

foal starter

colt eating it with no issues. Fed dry and colt would drink water and make it into a slurry feed. Still ate it up. Colt when started on it was less than 2 months old. Still eating it and also giving other colt that is on a mare some to get her started eating grain and hope to help not pull mare down more.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MOONBEAMPAPS on Apr 19, 2021


We have a mini foal that was rejected by Momma and we are feeding Ultra 24 milk replacer every 3 hours we bought the buck eye milk starter and put in a bowl a small amount after two weeks she is nibbling it when the bottles dont come our hope is at night she will eat this. We baby her not letting her be in rain the main think feeding a baby foal is not to when you bottle feed to elevate the bottle if the milk goes in the lungs it will die from pneumonia keep the bottle on the level let the baby suck .BE CAREFUL AND HOPEFULLY AFTER A COUPLE WEEKS YOUR FOAL WILL START EATING BUCKEYE BUT BOTTLE FEEDING IS WHAT IS NEEDING FOR A LONG TIME IF YOU LOVE YOUR BABY AND WE DO

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Dorie on Mar 24, 2021

No one will eat this

I bought this for my orphan foal who lost her mom at birth. I can't get her to touch it. She eats everything but this. I tried giving it to the older horses and they all hate it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Speck on Jul 30, 2020

Perfect and easy

Wonderful small pellets that are easy to feed young foals either dry or wet. Foal looks fantastic .