Joann you mentioned in one post about getting a hay feeder it there some way to see what it looks like.. I really need one. It is nicer now and Honey and calf are out of the parlor more now. I have veen leaving them out while is it nice. ... they wast a great deal of preious if not great hay! if I knew what it looked like mybe I could rig something up.
I have an cold now too yuck
Last Edit: May 6, 2010 14:39:17 GMT -5 by barnydhppy
The hay feeder question is awful. I have never had one they did not waste from. The only difference is how much. One where they have to stick their head thorugh a slot wastes least. They still always try to pull out a mass, drop it on the floor, eat some and step on the rest. The one feeder I am using now is a very old steel job with slots. I shake out the hay thoroughly to discourage pulling out too much. The cost of my hay, which like yours is precious although no better than grade B, is so near in price to anything available for bedding that I just suck it up and figure a quarter of every bale is going to hit the floor and be bedding.
I really want to build a feeder with v slots. Isabelle likes to take the hay and throw the entire bale all over. Then a lot of good hay is wasted because she poops on it and it gets incorporated in with the deep bedding.
When the hay bin is outside I can tell how much she has left and then I just don't give her anything new until she cleans up.
Missing my Isabelle, cow of my heart
28 January 1998 to 4 May 2015
thanks all! there is a feeding box already here for a 6 or 8 cows... so I just fluff the hay out along that and put a heavy bar over the hay to wight it down a bit.. it helps but she still hauls it out and walks on it... I started pouring molassess around on the hay and she seems to be a bit more careful...
Joann you are so right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Matt for the links !! that is a very usefull site!!! should go to the liks section huh???
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