Keeping Bales of hay in the goat house?

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by funonahonda, May 10, 2010.

  1. funonahonda

    funonahonda New Member

    May 2, 2010
    We don't have anything for the two pygmys to sit or lay on in the goat house so we put the bales of hay in there for them to lay on, is that ok or will they eat to much? Thanks alot
  2. OhCee

    OhCee Yak Lady

    Feb 26, 2010
    Western MT
    We offer free choice bales of alfalfa. I don't think I've heard of a goat over-eating on hay alone... Grain, yes. But not grass hay.

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    they will eat it -poop on it and pee on it just an FYI

    wont hurt them though
  4. CrockettsLastStand

    CrockettsLastStand New Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Epping, NH
    I kept both straw and hay in the barn with the goats.. It was neatly stacked in the corner... Next day, it was spread out all over the barn. Now I have to break it up and store it inside closed rubbermaid tubs and barrels.
  5. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    They'll eat it but be warned...once they potty on it they won't want to eat it so be sure to provide them with fresh hay daily.