Buying hay online

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Sylverfly, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm having trouble finding a really good quality legume hay locally. I have a few months worth of great hay still and a winters worth or more of a run of the mill grass hay. I know you can buy hay online 10-20 pound boxes and was wondering if anyone has ever bought any. What company did you use and was it good hay? I don't like the Kmart/Walmart stuff for rabbits and such but it doesn't look like that stuff in any of the pics I've seen. I only need a box or two to feed with my grass hay so It wouldn't be ridiculous to buy cost wise, if I can't find any locally anyway.
     
  2. res

    res Chillin' With My Peeps

    How much hay are you needing? If you only need 20-40 lbs worth, then I would suggest going to a local feed store that stocks Standlee products. They make compressed bales - alfalfa weighs 65 lbs, and costs ~$15-20. Being compressed means it is squished down into the bale, so the dimensions are about 2'x2'x1.5' and it sheds very little. When you cut the 3 straps binding it, it fluffs back up. Compressed bales are not cubes - those are a different product.

    Here is a link to the product: http://www.standleehay.com/ViewProduct.aspx?type=cb&id=pac You can scroll down on the menu bar to the left to see their other compressed bale choices. All are extremely good quality.

    Here is a link to the dealer locator: http://www.standleehay.com/FindLocalRetailer.aspx
     
  3. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's exactly the kind of thing I was looking for. I only need a small amount, just enough to make the goats and me happy. Thanks.
     

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