Somebody stole our hay!

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  1. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    We left the house for two hours and came home to find somebody had taken one round bale of hay! We are not quite sure how they loaded the six foot bale because the tractor with the hay prong had the round baler still attached. Well....at least they took the old hay.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sadly enough just like the four legged predators these creeps will be back. Set them up. Leave at the same time next week with a dummy in the car. Have your husband stay home to call the police.
     
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Game cam time!!!!!
     
  4. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!

    How much is a round bale worth in your neck of the woods?

    Down here I get a 900# bale for about $25, it's amazing some one would go to that much effort for a single bale.
     
  5. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow. How would someone steal that much hay anyways? [​IMG]
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    The hay is worth about $30.00 bucks. We had donated 100 round bales for Texas relief, and we would have gladly given the hay to whomever it was if they had just asked. Would have loaded it for them, too.
     
  7. Epona142

    Epona142 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Down here in Texas I have to keep my hay for the winter under lock and key and out of sight...or it WOULD get stolen. [​IMG]
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Quote:That's what I heard. The tractor trailer driver hired to haul the hay made sure the rig was locked before it left South Carolina.

    And I just remembered the hay stolen today is tainted with black walnut leaves (the state purchases this hay for highway use) which will kill what ever grazes on the dried leaves. I hate that some poor horse will die because of a thieving owner.
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:That's what I heard. The tractor trailer driver hired to haul the hay made sure the rig was locked before it left South Carolina.

    And I just remembered the hay stolen today is tainted with black walnut leaves (the state purchases this hay for highway use) which will kill what ever grazes on the dried leaves. I hate that some poor horse will die because of a thieving owner.

    Maybe put a big sign up saying that(warning them).... just so you feel better.
     
  10. Runt Of The Litter

    Runt Of The Litter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    happens a lot over here-travellers/gypsies without morals have stolen bales from under ponies mouths [have caught them at it on camera a few years back],perhaps look at getting good flood lighting which comes on when anyone passes the sensor,cheap [with night vision] IP-cctv cameras and clear visible signs saying there are CCTV cameras recording,if have not got any yard dogs,coud get a recording of agressive sounding dogs-loop it on a computer with some software and make a system where anyone who trips a wire or sensor or whatever activates the barking.

    make it very hard for them to get into the farm to,have gates on the path leading up to the farm padlocked-especialy at night,we do on ours.
    use a number code padlock so everyone who uses the farm can get in without needing a ton of keys.
     

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