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post #1 of 33 Old 11-10-2019, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got a load of hay!

I have posted in other threads about the struggle of getting hay. Fields to wet to get hay off them. Today we finally got a load delivered of big round bales. There all over the yard, as bobcat wasn't plugged in. It's very temperamental in cold weather.

My horses are very greatful too finally get fed lots of hay. They have been hungry for quite a few weeks ,with very limited hay getting fed. It's such a relief to have plenty of hay now.

Horses got fed just not enough and it's been cold. A picture of just a few of the bales. Of course my boy 💙 with a big pile of hay. Just thought I'd share 😊
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post #2 of 33 Old 11-10-2019, 06:18 PM
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Great feeling for the hay at the farm isn't it?


You don't allow the horses to free eat with the cold weather to help keep them warm?
Do you cut the binding string and then unwind sections?
A pile that size my horses would devour in about an hour...sadly it isn't weighing as much as we wish I found.
My guys are out now eating rounds...4 hours free to gorge, then I rake and clean up putting it under the barn.. That is what then lasts them till wee hours of the morning.
Doing it the way I do is a lot of extra work for me but I have "0" waste from my rolls from pee, poop, stomping and sleeping on the hay..
I also have fashioned gates and close them so the horses do not just gorge and waste as all will left to be piggies..
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post #3 of 33 Old 11-10-2019, 06:51 PM
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... Hey! I recognize that rubber tub. How'd it end up all the way over there?! Heheh. Hooray for new hay and plenty of it!
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Usually come late October hay bales go out in feeders. Being I only had 2 rounds that had to last till freeze up. Couldn't feed but very minimal hay. Those two bales were from early August one of which is gone other has only a days worth of hay left. By tomorrow night I would of been out of hay.

Pile of hay ice has will last him well over 6 hours. Cinder is my hay pig he can snarf down same amount in an hour's time. Do have some waste but not really to bad. Use hay feeder and hay net over bales expecially for cinder.. he's the hay pig and waster.

For now will peel and throw out loose hay. Until shoes get pulled off I'm not putting out bales. Yes I cut off the twine never have left it on bales. It dangerous to do so.

Have no idea how happy I was to see the load of hay ,coming up our driveway.

My boys are going into winter in not great shape. Both have lost weight over last few weeks.

@Feathers7 , hahaha the rubber tub fairy stole it. After ice is done eating his feed he flips tub upside down ,he's such a goofball.
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post #5 of 33 Old 11-11-2019, 01:06 PM
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A winter's supply of good hay is a wonderful feeling. Congrats!
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post #6 of 33 Old 11-11-2019, 03:16 PM
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A barn full of hay, a shed full of dry firewood. It's a good feeling.
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post #7 of 33 Old 11-12-2019, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Sadly the bale I opened last night was not great quality. Horses weren't real thrilled with it. It got rained on to many times, and sat in a water logged field for to long. No fault of the hay guy can't control the weather.

First three bales from late summer were much better. Due to field being so wet back then couldn't load a trailer full. It would literally sink up past the axles both truck and trailer.

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I have some from my first cut like that. Horses pick at it. Mine are getting alfalfa cubes (soaked) mid day now and hay in hay feeders from my 2nd and 3rh cut when they get locked up at night. We do what we can with what is available. Hay was not a great crop for anyone this year
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post #9 of 33 Old 11-12-2019, 04:45 PM
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Our hay isn't great this year, either. We had to take what we could get. It's ok, but not fabulous. They should do ok on it as they're air ferns, but we've had better.
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They have no choice but to eat it that's what's being put out. Last bales of alfalfa I bought, were not great either very stemmy.
Plus feed store jacked up the price for the bales. Not paying 8.50$ a square bale for basically crap hay.

I'll have to use alfalfa cubes to supplement the hay. Not good they are going into winter on the thin side. Maybe up the Timothy pellets also.
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