Wet Hay?

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by hprice3920, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. hprice3920

    hprice3920 New Member

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    Nov 21, 2007
    I built these nice hay stands with fencing wire and last night it stormed and the hay got wet because I had not built a top of it yet. Is there danger in them eating wet hay? I was thinking bloat. I know to remove any moldy hay, but was not sure if wet hay was bad or not. :shrug:
     
  2. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    Not if they are willing to clean it up fairly fast. Wet hay can develop problems fast if it is also humid and warm. My horses will eat damp hay but the goats are much more demanding. Little stinkers.
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    if it dries out and it isn't moldy then there is no harm in them eating it.

    I had a whole bale that got wet. I set it aside to give to my mom for her garden and the next day or two was nice and it dried out. I didn't think anything of it and my goats got out and started to chow down on it instead of the "good" stuff that i had in their feeder. So instead of wasting it I looked through it and it was fine so I fed it to them. They enjoyed it and I didn't waste the bale.
     
  4. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    So, when are we getting pics of the very nice hay feeder?
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    hehe we are all suckers for new ideas and better ways to hold hay aren't we :slapfloor:
     
  6. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    My brats....um....I mean goats........don't like to eat wet hay. Since it usually gets hot and humid here after rain, we don't encourage that anyway.
     
  7. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    Haha! So very true with our goats!! They are so stinkin' spoiled. :) But I love them anyways! :D