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

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

  1. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Songster

    Mar 30, 2007
    Belleville, Kansas
    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]

  2. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Songster

    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

  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    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 Songster

    Mar 30, 2007
    Belleville, Kansas
    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]
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2007
  5. barg

    barg Songster

    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]
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2007
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    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 Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    free hay!

    lucky duck. [​IMG]

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