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AliBenMummy
24-06-2007, 12:53 PM
Hi there,

I recently bought a large paper bag full of "Premium Meadow Hay" from a pet shop in Kendal. My buns absolutely go mad for it and have almost finished the bag off. Thing is, I'm not too local to Kendal and I've tried to find out other stockists of this hay and wondered if other Lancashire peeps had come across it before. I buy all sorts of lovely (and expensive) hay from The Hay Experts but they absolutely love this stuff.

The label says "Grown and Cut in Lancashire Juy 2006", "Contents and packaging recyclable, supporting Tree Aid and The Tree Council". Theres no web address either, so short of me going to Kendal every few weeks and filling my boot with the stuff, is there anyone who has seen this? I've looked at the Tree Aid and Tree Council webites but can't find anything. :?

Gemma xx

kayjay
24-06-2007, 01:07 PM
I'd like to know too. Why not ring where you got it from and ask for the supplier? Otherwise I tend to either order the cheap meadown hay from the hayexperts or buy a bale from a farm shop (which I guess counts as local hay :lol: )

AliBenMummy
24-06-2007, 01:14 PM
Hi Kayjay,

I've tried them with the Hay Experts meadow hay and I use the local stuff from the garage as well. It doesn't go down as well with my three though, they do eat it but reluctantly and definately not as much. This tree council stuff gets munched straight away! :D

I'll give the pet shop a call, not sure if they'll tell me who their supplier is 'cause they'll lose my business.

Gemma xx

kayjay
24-06-2007, 01:19 PM
Lie and say you bought it when on holiday and your rabbits love it so much you'd like to continue buying it

AliBenMummy
24-06-2007, 01:19 PM
Just called the pet shop and they're the only ones that stock it. A friend of theirs packs it for them and supplies only to them. It seems I may have to fill my boot every few weeks. Surely the farm must sell to other places? A field full of hay can't just be sold in one shop? :?

Gemma xx

kayjay
24-06-2007, 01:22 PM
Have you got a farm shop near to you? I borrowed some hay off a friend who lives on a farm and the buns have gone mad for that hay. Perhaps it's just cos it's fresh and local?

I did find this site but I don't think that's helpful, it's the farm you need to know the name of http://www.treecouncil.org.uk/

AliBenMummy
24-06-2007, 01:27 PM
I had a look on that site but couldn't see anything.

Theres loads of farm shops around and about but I've never seen any hay sold there. I might have a ring round today and see if I can get some to try. I get my bedding hay from the local garage and thats local hay (I think).

Dasonix
24-06-2007, 01:29 PM
can you take a pic of the packaging ?

We might be able to track it down as we have good contacts in the Hay industry.

AliBenMummy
24-06-2007, 01:30 PM
I will do, thanks! :D

AliBenMummy
26-06-2007, 08:25 PM
I've finally managed to get a picture of the label...sorry its not great. :oops:

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u162/Bebo_mum/DSC00154.jpg
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u162/Bebo_mum/DSC00155.jpg

There was no point taking a picture of the packaging becaue it was jut a brown paper bag with string for handles...

Hope you can help! :D