What have I got myself into? free hay, oh my

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by thndrdancr, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, our local pharmacy and coffee shop was having a free coffee and cake promotion today, so since I was in the area at the time, I stopped in. I noticed they had some hay on their front decking, I only noticed 3 or so to begin with. (They had them 2 on bottom, one on top, with pumpkins as decorations out there).
    Well I asked the owners dad about what they do with them, said I would be interested, he was SOOO happy, said last year they couldnt get RID of them, they will call me in a day or two and have me come get them free, thank you thank you kind of thing.

    Well, when I left, I noticed their were FOUR sets of three, omigosh 12 bales (or maybe more I didnt notice). What in the world am I gonna do with 12 hay bales and how am I gonna get them, goodness it will take me 3 or 4 trips. Sigh...I didnt have the heart to call back and tell them I only wanted a few, and I guess I can always put some on the garden, etc. Hmm, the girls will be warm THIS winter. [​IMG]

    Jill
     
  2. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    Wow, I would love to have someone give me free bales of hay!!!
    If you know someone with a pickup, ask them to go with you and get it all at one time.
    You can give a few away as Christmas presents to people who have rabbits or goats!!! Do you live near me????? Hint Hint !!! LOL


    Jean
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I wish I could get them this year! Last year I got... lets see... nearly 30 small bales of hay... I am still using them today for the coop and probably only have enough to last though this winter... then I'll have to start buying straw again for about 9 a pop. :|
     
  4. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, no sure dont live close. I picked a few up at my local grocery store but they were wet and HEAVY. They had about 50 bales, and they were gone in 24 hours. I told the guy just put a free sign up. I cant imagine they had such a problem last year getting rid of it. Go figure!

    My sis has a truck, so I can just use that, no prob. Its just those three I got were a pain, but these are dry, so should be easier. Just hope he calls me to get them before any rain. Yep, if you were here, you could sure have half! [​IMG]
     
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  5. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Quote:If you wana drive a little ways south, I was told there was a place around here that you can get free hey or straw, not sure which.
    Its only like a two hour drive or so [​IMG]
    I can find out where it is if you need.

    Hmm are you in everett? that only like an hour away, I thought you were further north for some reason.


    Oh and Gl on the hauling hey jill [​IMG]
     
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  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Save them if you can, maybe skids and a tarp. They should keep if dry. You will have chickens for a long time. I mix hay with shavings and I find its better than either one alone in keeping the poo off my shoes!
     
  7. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    free hay!

    lucky duck. [​IMG]
     

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