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    04-04-2012, 09:39 PM
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How can you chop hay yourself?

I buy my old guy the chopped hay from tractor supply, but at $15/bag and rising practically every time I buy it, I'm wondering if there is a way I can just chop my current hay somehow, that way I can just feed the chopped hay to the 3 of them since my fat appy seems to favor the chopped hay and always finds a way to steal it the matter what I do. My old guy has very few, if any teeth left and chopped up is the only way he can eat hay at all.

Anyone got any ideas? My farrier was out yesterday and as a joke he said spread it out and run it over with the lawn mower, which actually might work, especially if we get a bag, I just worry about the hay getting contaminated by the mower. Anyone have any other ideas?
     
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    04-04-2012, 09:40 PM
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I chop my own for my old man. I put it in a metal drum and take the weedeater to it.
     
    04-04-2012, 09:40 PM
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There is such a thing as a hay chopper you know.
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    04-04-2012, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
There is such a thing as a hay chopper you know.
(im my best english accent) Yes for the unbelievable price of $19.95!!!A nd if you act now, you will get 2 hay choppers for the price of one!!!
     
    04-04-2012, 09:44 PM
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Trained
& a get cheese grater with it!
     
    04-04-2012, 09:48 PM
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Foal
The next ten caller get my free book ""hay" whats for lunch?" 101 fantastic hay recipes for your whole family to enjoy!!
     
    04-04-2012, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters    
I chop my own for my old man. I put it in a metal drum and take the weedeater to it.
I think I just may have everything I need to do that, I'll have to ask if my moms friend can do that for me, I just don't trust myself trying to do that lol

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Originally Posted by waresbear    
There is such a thing as a hay chopper you know.
yes, but for 1,300+ I would rather just stick to buying the bagged stuff the point was for saving money since our hay is only $4/bale vs $15/bag for about the same weight

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Originally Posted by robohog    
(im my best english accent) Yes for the unbelievable price of $19.95!!!A nd if you act now, you will get 2 hay choppers for the price of one!!!
ohh then I can chop 2 bales at once...

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Originally Posted by waresbear    
& a get cheese grater with it!
does that mean I can grate the hay as well!

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Originally Posted by robohog    
The next ten caller get my free book ""hay" whats for lunch?" 101 fantastic hay recipes for your whole family to enjoy!!
AND A book too! I'm sold, where can I buy all this for this FABULOUS price Oh wait, but how much is shipping and handling, they ALWAYS get you on that
     
    04-04-2012, 09:59 PM
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$1300????? It better be attached to a tractor for that price! I just remember seeing the neighbor guy chop hay for his cows when I was kid, it was hand crank one.
     
    04-04-2012, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by robohog    
The next ten caller get my free book ""hay" whats for lunch?" 101 fantastic hay recipes for your whole family to enjoy!!
I soak alfalfa cubes daily for mash and always tell my daughter that's her breakfast. I'll tell her I'm getting that book to spice it up for her
     
    04-04-2012, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
$1300????? It better be attached to a tractor for that price! I just remember seeing the neighbor guy chop hay for his cows when I was kid, it was hand crank one.
I haven't seen any locally, but I did a google search and the ones I saw where all in that range, maybe I was looking at some kind of commercial hay chopper?
     

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