hay waste..need ideas!

beeliz(2)November 4, 2012

Hi everyone,

I have 2 young female pygmy goats,which I adore and are a load of fun,,only thing I 'm having trouble with is the amount of hay that falls on the ground in their stall that goes to waste. Is there something I can do to prevent so much wasted hay? seems a waste!! I see that after it falls and they urine on it or defecate, they will not eat it..nor will my rabbits,lol. I really need a better idea for a hay rack,anyone??

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lazy_gardens

The one at the link, or the one here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCk8l2HReEE&feature=related

The goal is to make the opening just big enough for the goat's head. Check Youtube for various hay feeders with grates.

A smaller grid, and a barrier so if the hay falls they can't step on it will help.

Here is a link that might be useful: home-made feeder

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 2:20PM
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treasurificgal(z8A CA)

Use the waste in the garden for mulch.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 10:24AM
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Krt1

the post for the feeder was right on. do not make one for each animal you have. the feeder pictured should suffice for three animals. don,t forget the minerals and salt.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 7:08PM
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